Two scholarships valued at a combined $13,000 are on offer to agricultural students courtesy of SunRice, Rice Research Australia and the Ricegrowers Association of Australia.
Since the awards were first introduced in 2001, more than 40 agriculture students have benefitted from the scholarships.
The Greg Graham Memorial Scholarship is valued at $10,000 and aims to assist an outstanding student with the costs associated with tertiary education. It is named after former RGA President Greg Graham, of Deniliquin, who died in 1983.
2021 Greg Graham Scholarship recipient Tom Mannes, from Coleambally, is in his final year of a Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Science at Charles Sturt University at the Wagga campus.
"The scholarship has not only provided me significant financial assistance towards my degree but also the confidence to follow my passion for agriculture," Mr Mannes said.
The Peter Connor Book Award is valued at $3000 and is awarded to the runner-up of the Greg Graham Memorial Scholarship.
Peter Connor was a leading rice grower in the Coleambally area and a long standing vice president of the RGA and board member of the Ricegrowers' Co-operative Limited.
Current RGA President Rob Massina said the two scholarships were a continued commitment by the RGA to the future of the rice growing industry.
Apply online at www.rga.org.au.
Applications close 12pm, February 11.