The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2020 RASV Scholarship for Emerging Leaders is Elizabeth Kelly.
Elizabeth grew up on her families Barwidgee Angus Stud in Caramut, Victoria. She is entering her second year of studies at Marcus Oldham College after completing a Diploma of Agribusiness in 2019, finishing dux of her year.
The RASV Scholarship for Emerging Leaders was eligible to all Marcus Oldham Agribusiness students in farm management, agribusiness and equine studies, with a $5,000 study bursary awarded to Elizabeth to support her second year of tertiary studies.
Elizabeth was thrilled to receive the scholarship and the opportunity it provided to continue her studies in 2020.
“I am absolutely thrilled to receive the 2020 RASV Scholarship for Emerging Leaders. My family has a long affiliation with the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, and I look forward to learning as much as I can and representing the RASV to the best of my ability,” she said.
Elizabeth credits the integrated learning, smaller class sizes and the focus on allowing students to ‘understanding the why’ as key elements to her success at Marcus Oldham.
“My studies have allowed me to have a more active contribution at home on the farm. I love working with livestock and genetics and my studies have provided a well-rounded understanding of the business management and accounting with skills I have begun to utilise on the farm.”
Dr Simon Livingstone, Principal Marcus Oldham College was appreciative of the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria’s ongoing support of the scholarship program that recognises and rewards their students each year.
“Marcus Oldham is well regarded for the quality of our graduates. The scholarship program is integral in developing and supporting such graduates.”
“As a College we are extremely proud and appreciative of the support we receive from industry, to develop the next generation of leaders in the agricultural and equine fields,” said Dr Livingstone.
“Marcus Oldham values its partnership with the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria and the wonderful support they provide to students such as Lizzy.”
“Scholarships, such as the RASV Emerging Leaders Scholarship, are of great importance to students in attaining a quality education to take forward into their future career,” Dr Livingstone concluded.
RASV CEO, Brad Jenkins, was thrilled to maintain the close relationship with Marcus Oldham College and to recognise and reward future leaders.
“The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria has offered scholarship opportunities to Marcus Oldham College students for a number of years. Elizabeth is an outstanding recipient of the 2020 RASV Scholarship for Emerging Leaders, with a clear passion and enthusiasm for furthering herself and the Australian agricultural industry,” said Mr Jenkins.
I congratulate Elizabeth and extend my best wishes to her and all of the other candidates in their future studies,” said Mr Jenkins.
The RASV is committed to celebrating excellence in agriculture and the RASV Scholarship for Emerging Leaders is one of the many ways we recognise and reward the young people that are the future of Australian Agriculture.
For more information or to learn more, visit the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria website www.rasv.com.au or follow @RASofVIC on Facebook or Instagram.