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 all universities however, education students – must be studying at a QLD or NSW institution.
Description: 10 scholarships at $1500 each for one year
Key Dates: Applications close at 5pm, Friday 25 March, 2016
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 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 four 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 usually held in Narrabri, NSW. 
Key Dates: Applications will open in 2017.
More Information: Available in 2017.
Acknowledgement: This scholarship has been enabled by the Cotton Catchments Communities Co-operative Research Centre’s Legacy Fund.

Cotton Australia Australian Agronomy Conference Scholarship

Who: Undergraduate students (any year) studying agriculture, agricultural science or similar
Eligible universities: Charles Sturt University, the University of New England, the University of Sydney, the university of New South Wales, the University of Technology, the University of Queensland, Central Queensland University and the University of Southern Queensland
Description: This scholarship enables attendance at the 18th Australian Agronomy Conference in 2017. The bursary of $2000 is to cover conference registration, travel and expenses.
Key Dates: Application will open in 2017.
More Information: Available in 2017.

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 close on Monday 6th June, 2016
More Information: Click here for more information
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 Sophie Davidson, Cotton Australia Education Coordinator by email - 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

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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 18th Australian Cotton Conference will be held from August 2-4, 2016. The cotton industry will sponsor nine high school teachers to attend. 
Applications: Applications close on June 6, 2016.
More information: Click here for more information and visit www.australiancottonconference.com.au

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