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Costa Group Scholarship in Protected Cropping


$5,000 for one year


New and continuing students



Applicants must:

  • be Australian citizens or permanent residents
  • be currently enrolled in either the Graduate Diploma in Protected Cropping or Graduate Certificate in Protected Cropping or Master of Science (Greenhouse Horticulture)
  • demonstrate a strong academic record, with a GPA of 5 or above in their course
  • demonstrate a commitment to a career in protected cropping, and should address this in their written application.

Costa Group

From the local fruit and veg shop in downtown Geelong to an international company successfully farming, packing and marketing we know what it means to be well grown.

For us, it’s about drawing on our roots and staying true to our values as we deal with the challenges of our time and adapt to a new future of farming.

It’s about learning to work together in changing climates and ensuring we keep producing food that’s fresh, affordable and nutritious.

We’re on a mission to celebrate well grown while setting the standard in sustainable commercial farming.

It’s all part of sharing healthy food on a scale that’s large enough to nourish Australia and beyond.

Together we’re growing a future of real food.

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Applications and Selection Process

Applicants must provide a statement in support of their application indicating how they believe the receipt of the scholarship will assist them with their studies and in their future career in protected cropping. This statement should address the following:

  1. Explain why you are undertaking Postgraduate studies in the field of Australian Protected Cropping. What led you to pursue a career in the industry?
  2. Explain and outline your career goals and how the scholarship will assist you in achieving the goals.
  3. Using examples from your work, studies or community involvement, demonstrate your capacity and willingness to engage with both the academic and the physical nature of working in the horticulture industry. Explain what you have done, your achievements and how you and the workplace/institution/organisation/partner has benefited.
  4. Outline and confirm your interest in receiving a scholarship.

Successful applicants will be selected based on their written application, academic potential, their ability to meet the criteria and, where appropriate, performance in an interview before a selection panel.

Applications for this scholarship are open until 14 August 2022.