The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) invests approximately $7 million annually in competitions and programs that support sustainable agricultural development in NSW and educate the community about food, fibre and farming. In addition, with its RAS Foundation, the RAS provides grants and scholarships to help rural Australians realise their potential through education, make a difference in their community and achieve their career ambitions. Since the Foundation was established in 2007, it has provided over $2.864 million worth of grant funding to rural communities in NSW.
The RAS Foundation taps into support from the broader community to enable it to deliver its programs and to make a difference in rural and regional communities. To support the RAS Foundation and make a 100% tax-deductible donation, please visit http://www.rasnsw.com.au/foundation/
The RAS Foundation will soon be calling for applications for the following scholarships:
Rural Scholarships – supporting people in tertiary education who demonstrate a passion for rural issues and the determination to make a difference.
The JB Fairfax Award for Rural and Regional Journalism – encouraging talented young journalists who want to pursue a career in rural journalism upon graduation.
The Sydney Royal Wine Scholarship – supporting people in tertiary education with a desire to play an active part in the future of the Wine Industry.
The Sydney Royal Dairy Produce Scholarship – encouraging a strong dairy industry pathway through study in a tertiary institute.
If you know of anyone who would benefit from the RASF Scholarship program please visit http://www.rasnsw.com.au/foundation/scholarships-and-grants/