Bombala student Luke Platts is one of 49 young scholars to receive the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation 2019 scholarship.
Luke is currently studying a Bachelor of Agrifood Systems at the University of New England in Armidale through Rural Biz Training.
An initiative designed to build strong and vibrant NSW rural communities, the scholarships are awarded to students originally from rural areas who are studying at University or TAFE within NSW.
The RAS Rural Scholarships offer financial grants of $6,000 for full-time study and $3,000 for part-time study to assist students who are passionate about contributing to the future of rural and regional communities.
RAS Foundation manager Cecilia Logan said the future of rural and regional NSW starts with its youth.
"The RAS Foundation is proud to recognise its 2019 scholarship recipients for their hard work and commitment in contributing to the future of rural and regional NSW.
"The Rural Scholarships are aimed at reducing some of the financial challenges rural students face when it comes to pursuing their education and training goals.
"It is pleasing that through the RAS Foundation we are able to provide support to these tremendous ambassadors for country NSW, and we look forward to following their progress as they work towards achieving their goals," Ms Logan said.
Are you a student striving for change in rural NSW? You may be eligible for a 2020 Rural Scholarship - applications now open.
The RAS Foundation is a charitable foundation that encourages educational opportunities and helps build strong and sustainable rural and regional communities through a range of targeted grants and scholarships.
Visit www.rasf.org.au for more information on the RAS Foundation.