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Australia’s horticulture industry has thrown its support behind the Masterclass in Horticultural Business.

Each year students can apply for industry-supported scholarships worth up to $10,000 each, supporting people working within the horticulture industry to enhance their skills. 

Scholarships will be awarded by a selection committee based on the perceived contribution you will make to the future of the selected industry.

Please note that selected scholarship recipients will be required to self-fund the costs associated with travel and accommodation to attend the compulsory face-to-face components of this program.

The course can also be paid for through the HECS-HELP scheme. For more information regarding scholarships or fees please email hort.bus@utas.edu.au

The following scholarships are available for 2019:

Vegetable Scholarships

Vegetable industry scholarships will be offered again in 2019. The vegetable industry scholarships are open to all growers who pay a vegetable levy/are employed by a vegetable levy paying business. Applicants must demonstrate the benefit their participation in the course will make to the future of the Australian vegetable industry. Multiple scholarships will be awarded to a total value of $100,000.

Nursery Industry Scholarship

Nursery industry scholarships will be offered again in 2019. The nursery industry scholarships are open to all growers who pay an industry levy/are employed by a levy paying business. Applicants must demonstrate the benefit their participation in the course will make to the future of the Australian nursery industry. Multiple scholarships will me awarded up to a total value of $40,000.

Apple and Pear Industry Scholarships

Apple and Pear scholarships will be offered again in 2019. The apple and Pear industry scholarships are open to all apple and/or pear growers who pay an industry levy/are employed by a levy paying business. Applicants must demonstrate the benefit their participation in the course will make to the future of the Australian apple and pear industry. Scholarships will be awarded up to a total value of $20,000. Growers from QLD, NSW and WA are particularly encouraged to apply.

How to apply?

To apply, please select the relevant industries in the scholarship section of the online application form, and provide a 200 word statement on how your participation in this program could benefit the wider Australian horticulture industry.

Should new scholarships become available after you submit your application you will automatically be considered for the ones you are eligible for.

To find out more please enquire to hort.bus@utas.edu.au