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Perfection Fresh 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.

Perfection Fresh

We’re what you might call a home-grown company – in more ways than one! For over 40 years we’ve operated as a family business. We have a long history in agriculture and together with the Australian farming community we grow the freshest, most flavoursome produce around.

It’s a legacy of flavour perfection that’s been handed down through the family. From our founder Tony Simonetta right through to our 500+ staff, who share our passion for bringing you unforgettable, fresh flavours.

More information on Perfection Fresh can be found at (opens in a new window)

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.