Scholarships Available

The cotton industry offers a number of scholarships, internships and work experience opportunities for teachers and students.

Following is a list of opportunities currently available to teachers and students.

Use the handy Scholarship Finder table below to match the opportunity best suited to you, and check this page periodically - new scholarships are always being announced.

Scholarship Finder

I am a university student ...

studying ... at ... the scholarships most applicable for me are:
agriculture or agricultural science a university in Australia
  • Cotton Australia Final Year Undergraduate Project Sponsorship
  • CRDC Summer and Honours Scholarships
agriculture or agricultural science CSU, UNE, USYD, UQ, USQ
  • Cotton Australia Final Year Undergraduate Project Sponsorship
  • Cotton Australia Conference Scholarship
  • CRDC Summer and Honours Scholarships
one of the sciences a university in Australia
  • Cotton Australia Final Year Undergraduate Project Sponsorship
  • CRDC Summer and Honours Scholarships
one of the sciences CSU, UNE, USYD, UQ, USQ
  • Cotton Australia Final Year Undergraduate Project Sponsorship
  • Cotton Australia Conference Scholarship
  • CRDC Summer and Honours Scholarships
textiles and design, textile technologies or materials science a university in Australia
  • Cotton Australia Final Year Textiles Undergraduate Project Sponsorship
  • CRDC Summer and Honours Scholarships
teaching or education a university in QLD or NSW
  • Cotton Australia Final Year Undergraduate Project Sponsorship
teaching or education CSU, the UNE, USQ, UQ, QUT, USYD
  • Final year Project Teacher Scholarship and Conference Bursary
environmental studies, natural resource management a university in Australia
  • Cotton Australia Final Year Undergraduate Project Sponsorship
  • CRDC Summer and Honours Scholarships
environmental studies, natural resource management CSU, UNE, USYD, UQ, USQ
  • Cotton Australia Final Year Undergraduate Project Sponsorship
  • Cotton Australia Conference Scholarship
  • CRDC Summer and Honours Scholarships
agricultural economics or business a university in Australia
  • Cotton Australia Final Year Undergraduate Project Sponsorship
  • Cotton Australia Conference Scholarship
  • CRDC Summer and Honours Scholarships
engineering a university in Australia
  • Cotton Australia Final Year Undergraduate Project Sponsorship
  • Cotton Australia Conference Scholarship
  • CRDC Summer and Honours Scholarships

I am a school student ...

intending to study ... at ... the scholarships most applicable for me are:
agriculture a university in Australia
  • Horizon Scholarship
agriculture (with the intention of completing the two-year Intensive Production Program) Emerald Agricultural College
  • The Central Highlands Cotton Growers and Irrigators Association & Cotton Australia Emerald Agricultural College Scholarship
agriculture, communications, policy or education a university in Australia
  • Cotton Australia Work Experience

I am a teacher ...

teaching ... at ... the scholarship most applicable for me is:
agriculture, science, geography or business In QLD or NSW
  • Teacher Sponsorship to the Cotton Conference

 

Scholarship opportunities in detail:

Scholarships for STUDENTS

Cotton Australia Final Year Undergraduate Project Sponsorship
Who: 4th year students who undertake a final year project relating to the cotton industry.  Students must be studying agricultural science, science, environmental studies, natural resource management, engineering, economics, business or social sciences or education.
Location: Open to all universities however, education students – must be studying at a QLD or NSW institution. 
Description: 7 scholarships at $1500 each for one year
Key Dates: Applications close on Wednesday 26th March 2014
More Information: Click here for full details
Acknowledgement: This scholarship has been enabled by the Cotton Catchments Communities Co-operative Research Centre’s Legacy Fund.

Cotton Australia Final Year Textiles Undergraduate Project Sponsorship
Who: Final year students studying textiles and design, textile technologies or materials science who undertake a final year project relating to the cotton industry. 
Location: Open to all universities
Description: 3 scholarships at $1500 each for one year
Key Dates: Applications close on Wednesday 26th March 2014
More Information: Click here for full details
Acknowledgement: This scholarship has been enabled by the Cotton Catchments Communities Co-operative Research Centre’s Legacy Fund.

Cotton Australia Conference Scholarship
Who: First, second or third year undergraduate students studying agriculture, agricultural science or similar
Location: 2 applicants each from Charles Sturt University, the University of New England, the University of Sydney, the University of Queensland and the University of Southern Queensland
Description: This scholarship enables attendance at the Cotton Conference and the Cotton Awards Dinner.  10 Conference placements for 2014 at $1500 per student
Key Dates: Applications close Monday 9th June
More Information: Click here for full details
Acknowledgement: This scholarship has been enabled by the Cotton Catchments Communities Co-operative Research Centre’s Legacy Fund.

Final year Project Teacher Scholarship and Conference Bursary
Who: Students of exceptional academic merit who are undertaking in their final year of a Bachelor of teaching/ education or Master of Teaching/ Education (primary or secondary)
Location: Applicants must be studying at Charles Sturt University, the University of New England, The University of Southern Queensland, the Queensland University of Technology or the University of Sydney
Description: Development of a significant unit of work related to the cotton industry and attendance at the Cotton Conference. 2 scholarships for 2014 at $5000 per student
Key Dates: Applications close Monday 9th June
More Information: Click here for full details (Link to Cotton Australia Undergraduate Teacher Scholarship PDF)
Acknowledgement: This scholarship has been enabled by the Cotton Catchments Communities Co-operative Research Centre’s Legacy Fund

The Central Highlands Cotton Growers and Irrigators Association & Cotton Australia Emerald Agricultural College Scholarship
Who:
For students enrolled or enrolling in Emerald Agricultural College (EAC) with the intention of completing the Australian Primary Industries Program.
Location: Emerald Agricultural College
Description: Two scholarships per year to the value of $10,000 paid in four instalments.
Key Dates: Applications close on Friday December 5th, 2014
More information: Click here for more details
Acknowledgement: This scholarship has been partially enabled by the Cotton Catchments Communities Co-operative Research Centre’s Legacy Fund

Horizon Scholarships
Who: Year 12 students who will study agriculture at university
Location: Any university
Description: The Horizon Scholarship supports the next generation of agricultural leaders. Cotton scholars are supported by the Cotton Research and Development Corporation including $5,000 per year for the duration of studies, mentoring, industry experience and professional development.
More information:  www.rirdc.gov.au/research-programs/rural-people-issues/horizon-scholarship

CRDC Summer and Honours Scholarships
Who: all university students who are completing their senior years of an undergraduate degree or enrolled in an honours program.
Location: Various
Description: The Cotton Research and Development Corporation sponsors a summer and honours scholarship education program to provide students an opportunity to work on a real project in a working environment. The maximum funding for a project is $5,000.
More Information: Cotton Research and Development Corporation

Young Farming Champions
Who: Young people working in the cotton industry or tertiary students
Location: Various
Description: Cotton Australia annually sponsors a number of enthusiastic young people farming cotton or working in the industry to participate in the Art4Agriculture Young Farming Champions Program. The program includes professional development, networking, travel, opportunities to talk to students about their lives and the industry and issues around sustainability, natural resource management, innovation and the relationship between the consumer and the farmer.
More information: Art4Agriculture website, Download the Young Farming Champions flyer

Cotton Australia Placement
Who: Tertiary students
Location: Sydney and Toowoomba Office
Description: Cotton Australia seeks to provide industry placements for students upon request in areas relating to our strategic priority areas of policy and advocacy, research direction, stewardship, community and capacity. Cotton Australia also facilitates placements within the cotton industry broadly including on farm, research and development, marketing, trading and crop consulting for example.
Qualifications: Studying a relevant degree e.g. Agricultural Science or Economics, Communications, Science, Policy, Education, Natural Resource Management
More information: contact Sophie Davidson, Cotton Australia Education Coordinator: SophieD@cotton.org.au  

Cotton Australia Work Experience
Who: Secondary Students
Location: NSW, QLD
Description: Cotton Australia is happy to facilitate work experience requests from students who are interested in gaining experience with growers, members or affiliates.
Qualifications: Studying at a High School or Vocational Institution
More information: contact Sophie Davidson, Cotton Australia Education Coordinator: SophieD@cotton.org.au

 

Scholarship for TEACHERS

Teacher Sponsorship to the Cotton Conference
Who: Practising teachers
Location: Broadbeach, Gold Coast, QLD.
Description: The Cotton Conference is held every second year for three days in August. The next conference on August 5-7 2014. The Cotton Industry endeavours to sponsor a number of teachers to attend. More details will be available closer to the event.
Qualifications: Practising teacher
More information:  www.australiancottonconference.com.au

 

For more information about any of these scholarships, contact Sophie Davidson, Education Coordinator, Cotton Australia: