Scholarships Available

The cotton industry offers a number of scholarships, internships and work experience opportunities for students and teachers. 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, agricultural economics, agribusiness or agricultural science a university in Australia
  • Cotton Australia Final Year Undergraduate Project Sponsorship
  • CRDC Summer and Honours Scholarships
Agriculture, agricultural economics, agribusiness or agricultural science CSU, UNE, USYD, UQ, CQ, USQ, UNSW, UTS
  • As above and
  • Cotton Australia Australian Agronomy Conference Scholarship
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, CQ, USQ, UNSW, UTS
  • As above and
  • Cotton Australia Australian Agronomy Conference Scholarship
textiles and design, textile technologies or materials science a university in Australia
  • Cotton Australia Final Year Undergraduate Project Sponsorship
  • CRDC Summer and Honours Scholarships
teaching or education a university in QLD or NSW
  • Cotton Australia Final Year Undergraduate Project Sponsorship
environmental studies, natural resource management a university in Australia
  • Cotton Australia Final Year Undergraduate Project Sponsorship
  • 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 Australian Primary Industries Program or studies in broad acre cropping) 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:
STEM, Agriculture, Agricultural Science, Primary Industries, Science (incl. biology) or Design and Technology Qld or NSW
  • Teacher Sponsorship to the Cotton Conference

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Scholarship opportunities in detail:
 

Scholarships for STUDENTS

Cotton Australia Final Year Undergraduate Project Scholarship

Who: Final year undergraduate students who undertake a final year project relating to the cotton industry.  Students must be studying agricultural science, one of the sciences, environmental studies, natural resource management, engineering, economics, business, social sciences, education, textiles, design or similar.
Eligible locations: Open to candidates who are enrolled/enrolling in the final year of undergraduate study in an accredited Australian university or Marcus Oldham College in 2017. Education students must be studying at an Institution in Queensland or NSW.
Description: 10 scholarships at $1500 each for one year
Key Dates: Applications close at 5pm, 10 March 2017
More Information: Click here for details
Acknowledgement: This scholarship has been enabled by the Cotton Catchments Communities Co-operative Research Centre’s Legacy Fund.

Cotton Australia Cotton Collective Scholarship

Who: Undergraduate students studying agriculture, agricultural science or similar.
Eligible universities: This scholarship aims to help cover the costs of attending the Cotton Collective for six students either from Charles Sturt University, University of New England, University of Sydney, University of Southern Queensland or the University of Queensland.
Description: This scholarship enables attendance at the Cotton Australia Cotton Collective to be held in Griffith, NSW, from July 26-27, 2017.
Key Dates: Applications opened on April 11, 2017, and close on June 9, 2017.
More Information: Click here for details
Acknowledgement: This scholarship has been enabled by the Cotton Catchments Communities Co-operative Research Centre’s Legacy Fund.

Cotton Australia Australian Association of Cotton Scientists Conference Scholarship

Who: Undergraduate students (any year) studying agriculture, agricultural science or similar
Eligible universities: Charles Sturt University, University of New England, University of New South Wales, University of Technology Sydney, University of Sydney, University of Southern Queensland, Central Queensland University, University of Queensland, Marcus Oldham College
Description: This scholarship enables attendance at the Australian Association of Cotton Scientists Conference. The $1250 bursary will assist in covering conference registration, travel, accommodation and expenses. The objective of the biannual event is to serve as a platform for cotton researchers to present and discuss concepts, key issues and the latest findings in research relevant to the Australian cotton industry, and cotton research community. The conference also encourages networking, collaboration, and a better understanding of the scope of the science performed across the breadth of the cotton industry. The event will include plenary lectures from renowned speakers, research talks within a range of themes, and interactive sessions for debating concepts derived from the talks of that day.
Key Dates: Applications close on July 12, 2017. Applicants would need to be in attendance for the duration of the conference (5-7 September, 2017).
More Information: Click here for details

Cotton Australia Conference Scholarship

Who: First, second or third year undergraduate students studying agriculture, agricultural science or similar
Eligible universities: enrolled/enrolling in undergraduate study at Charles Sturt University, University of New England, University of Sydney, Western Sydney University, University of Southern Queensland, Central Queensland University and the University of Queensland
Description: This scholarship enables attendance at the Cotton Conference and the Cotton Awards Dinner. The scholarship is for $1500 per student.
Key Dates: Applications will open in 2018 ahead of the 2018 Australian Cotton Conference
More Information: More information will be available ahead of the 2018 Australian Cotton Conference
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 with a focus on cropping or cropping studies.
Location: Emerald Agricultural College, Queensland
Key Dates: Applications have now closed for 2016.
More information: Click here for more information and click here to download an application form
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: click here

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 (CRDC) 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 $5000.
More Information: CRDC website

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.
Key dates: TBA
More information: click here

Cotton Australia Placement

Who: Tertiary students
Location: Cotton Australia's Sydney or 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, economics, communications, science, policy, education, natural resource management
More information: contact us via email:  talktous@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 us via email:  talktous@cotton.org.au

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Scholarship for TEACHERS

Teacher Sponsorship to the Cotton Conference

Who: Practising high school teachers in NSW and Queensland (see brochure for additional eligibility requirements)
Location: Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland
Description: The 19th Australian Cotton Conference will be held in August, 2018. The cotton industry will sponsor nine high school teachers to attend. 
Applications: Applications will open in 2018.
More information: Click here for more information from the 2016 event and visit www.australiancottonconference.com.au

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For more information about any of these scholarships, contact Cotton Australia: