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Published: 14 Aug 2019

Esther Magor

Esther Magor has always had a keen interest in science and working outdoors, it was only natural that she would end up studying agricultural science at the University.

“I didn't know that this is what I wanted to do I've always enjoyed science subjects and always enjoyed being outside. So, this is where I ended up,” says Esther.

Esther was the fortunate recipient of two scholarships in agriculture: The Costa North-West Scholarship in Agricultural science; and the City of Devonport Lions Club Taste the Harvest Scholarship.

A remarkable achievement for a bright student.

"I started picking fruit for a bit of extra cash over the summer, and it gave me exposure to agriculture and showed me all the different things involved."

Growing up in Devonport and studying her first year of a degree in Agricultural science in Hobart, Esther says that these scholarships will make a huge difference. Helping her with accommodation, living expenses, and costly textbooks.

Esther says the application process was easier than you think.

“I was applying for University an I thought I may as well apply for some scholarships. You can apply for multiple scholarships and many of them have similar or the same questions,” says Esther.

Esther isn’t looking too far into the future just yet, only just finishing college she wants to focus on her first year of University.

She sees herself out in the field in a couple of years looking for new ways to innovate and improve efficiency in Tasmania’s agriculture.

This article was written by University of Tasmania journalism student, Andre Abrego.