Australia’s leading horticultural company Costa has announced two new ongoing university scholarships to encourage and assist students studying agriculture related degrees.
The two scholarships supported by the Costa Berry Category are worth $5000 each a year, and will be offered through the University of New England and the University of Queensland.
These new scholarships are in addition to the Costa North-West Scholarship in Agricultural Science and the Costa Honours Scholarship in Agricultural Science, offered through the University of Tasmania.
“The Costa Berry Category has a strong commitment to supporting the industry and the communities in which it operates,” Stuart Costa, General Manager of the Berry Category, said.
“A skilled workforce provides benefits to our business and the industry as a whole, and also provides lasting employment opportunities for the people in our regions who wish to pursue a career in horticulture.”
Costa Berries operates farms in Corindi and Tumbarumba, in New South Wales, the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland, Gingin in Western Australia, and the North-West coast of Tasmania.
“As a major employer in the regions in which we operate, we are pleased to provide support and assistance for local people wanting to pursue a university qualification.”
The scholarships, which target second year university students, are now open for applications for 2019 through the University of New England and the University of Queensland.