Two new agricultural scholarships funded by the Domino’s Give for Good program have been launched to help talented students from disadvantaged backgrounds realise their potential at the University of Tasmania.
The Domino’s Give for Good Scholarship in Agriculture will provide two students commencing a Bachelor of Applied Science (Agriculture and Business) at the University in 2018 with $5,000 each per year, for three years.
The successful recipients will be selected on the basis of academic merit and financial need, and must live in an outer regional or remote area – in alliance with Domino’s drive to increase access to higher education for communities under-represented within tertiary education.
“We are grateful for Domino’s support which has enabled the University to offer the transformative power of a tertiary education to exceptional students,” Executive Director of Advancement at the University of Tasmania, Young Dawkins said.
Domino’s Head of Giving, John Harney, said Domino’s is committed to helping educate disadvantaged youths in Australia.
“Education and young adult focused programs, is one of Domino’s four key pillars of charitable giving, and one that we find extremely important for the future of Australian businesses,” Mr Harney said.
“We are so proud to be able to support these students throughout their tertiary education and ease the strain on them and their families.”
“We hope that by providing this support, and easing the burden, these students will be able to focus on their studies and become the next generation of well-educated, motivated leaders in their community.”
The scholarship recipients will obtain a world-class agricultural qualification, due to the University’s strong ties with the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, and position among the Top 50 universities in the world for agricultural science – as ranked this year by the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.
About the degree:
The Bachelor of Applied Science (Business and Agriculture) was developed at the demand of industry and delivers a powerful combination of knowledge and skills in agricultural science, production and farm management, with the business world of marketing and economics.
Applications close 31 October 2017.