Food Source Victoria Scholarship Program
The Food Source Victoria Scholarship Program provides support for professionals in regional agri-food businesses, in the form of study, training programs or professional development opportunities. Scholarships are available to support skill development in the areas of export readiness, Asian literacy, business planning and management, marketing and risk management.
At least $1 million of this $2 million program is dedicated to supporting training and professional development opportunities for women.
To apply, read through the following documents and then submit your application:
Examples of successful scholarship applications
- A Shepparton stone and pome fruit grower received a scholarship to travel to California on a 10 day study tour to explore the latest developments in the stone-fruit industry. This will enable better evaluation of varieties suitable for commercial production in Victoria for export to the growing Asian market.
- A seed producer from Yarck travelled to the International Seed Federation Congress to enhance his company's export opportunities and help promote Victoria's strengths as a quality provider of forage seed.
- A recipient in the table grape industry will undertake an Advanced Diploma of International Business Management to better understand the processes involved in exporting to Asia, New Zealand and USA. This knowledge will be shared with growers to assist building their export capacity.
How could an applicant make use of a scholarship?
See what an eligible applicant could do with a scholarship. Here's a hypothetical example of a Market Manager who undertakes a professional development opportunity and courses in food chemistry and packaging to assist her company in exporting a new stir-fry mix to food service partners in Malaysia.
Please call 136 186 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.