Jemalong Irrigation launches rural youth scholarship

Jemalong Irrigation has established a scholarship program to encourage rural youth to further their passions in rural and regional areas.

Applications are now being invited for the 2019 Jemalong Irrigation Rural Scholarship Program with scholarships of between $2500- $5000 available. 

Applicants must:

Be a resident of the Forbes or Lachlan Shires;

Be under 25 years of age;

Be an Australian Citizen;

Demonstrate a desire to contribute to the future of regional NSW; and

Demonstrate how a scholarship would assist them in achieving their education or training goal.

There is no limit on the types of courses that qualify.

Applicants can be completing an apprenticeship, studying at TAFE or university either on campus or by distance.

Applicants must provide evidence to demonstrate that they have been accepted into the course before funds can be paid.

It is a requirement of funding to supply an acquittal at the completion of the course.

For further information including the application form please contact the Forbes Shire Council Grants Officer on 68502327.

Applications will close on the 31st January 2019.

Jemalong Irrigation Limited is an unlisted public company controlled by a board of directors. 

The company diverts on average, more than 40,000 megalitres of water from the Lachlan River each year to shareholders within the district.

The district comprises more than 96,000 hectares of farming land of varying soil types capable of supporting a wide range of cropping and livestock enterprises.

The company is passionate about helping youth from across the Forbes and Lachlan Shires to reach their full potential, a media release issued by the organisation announcing the scholarship says. 

They’re passionate about supporting education and skills development, supporting rural communities and young people who are passionate and committed to forging careers that will contribute to the future success of rural and regional NSW.

PICTURED RIGHT: Jemalong Irrigation chair Nick Turner encourages local rural youth to apply for the scholarship.

Jemalong Irrigation chair Nick Turner.

Jemalong Irrigation chair Nick Turner.