South Australian Potato Industry

Scholarship

The South Australian Potato Industry Scholarship gives people in the potato industry the opportunity to access a scholarship of up to $10,000 to support professional development or training.

The Scholarship was established from SAPIT's recognition of the importance of capacity building and skill development. It aims to encourage involvement, support professional development and increase skills in the potato industry.

The scholarship is open to individuals directly involved in the production phase, with a minimum of one year working in the potato industry.

Applications are now open and close at 5:00pm, 30 September 2024.

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Professional development and training areas

Scholarship applicants can select professional development or training which build skills in:

  • Leadership
  • Agronomy
  • Logistics
  • Food professing or innovation
  • Management or business.

Applicants must describe how building skills in these areas will increase their ability to positively contribute to the potato industry.

Eligibility

Open to individuals directly involved in the production phase, with a minimum of one year working in the potato industry.
Applicants must be working or studying in South Australia and must be an Australian citizen / permanent resident.
Investment is not retrospective and must be for a future purpose.

Selection Criteria

Applications must complete an application form, and demonstrate:

  • Their commitment and interest in the potato industry;
  • Academic excellence or relevant professional experience;
  • Potential for positive impact on the industry.

Key Dates

  • Applications now open.
  • Applications close 30 September.
  • Applications reviewed October / November.
  • Scholarship recipients notified by 10 December.

Scholarship recipients will be required to sign an agreement of acceptance and commitment on award of the scholarship.