The Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) is pleased to announce its support for two AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship recipients.

Indiana Rhind (Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – University of Southern Queensland) and Rebekah Ash (Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours) – University of Queensland) will each receive a $5,000 bursary towards the final two years of their degree.

The bursary will assist with university study and living expenses, plus access to professional development opportunities including workshops and work placements to kick start their agricultural career.

Indiana is currently working on ag tech with plans to undertake a PhD in the future.  She said she’s fascinated by all innovation in the agricultural sector.

“I’m really interested in any innovation that is beneficial for the environment, whilst also being affordable, practical and beneficial for producers and hope to go down the research and development path upon completing my degree.”

Rebekah said her passion for agriculture stems from a keen interest in its role feeding the world.

“I’m excited to be involved in agricultural technology, innovation and research in both Northern Australia and international development due to the large capacity for meaningful impact,” she said.

CRCNA CEO Jed Matz said it was exciting to see students who are looking forward to spending more time working and researching in Northern Australia.

“Our sponsorship means Indiana and Rebekah will have the opportunity to work within a Northern Australian context, developing their knowledge of the region and developing professional networks and connections.

“This is important because we know our research has identified a deficit in attracting and retaining graduate students to stay and work within agriculture in the north,” said Mr Matz.

Read more about the AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship.

Indiana Rebekah

Media enquiries 

CRCNA Communications Manager, Carla Keith 0499 330 051