Emma Nightingale the inaugural recipient of the Costa North West Tasmania Honours Scholarship in Agricultural Science has this week graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science – First Class Honours.
“This year I was pleased to receive the Costa Honours Scholarship in Agricultural Science which supported me to work with Costa’s on a project looking at raspberry pests,” Miss Nightingale said.
“As a result of my study I was offered a position with Costa’s as a Horticultural Technical Assistant and started working just two days after my final exam.”
“Having a skilled local workforce for our North West Tasmania berry operations not only benefits Costa, but it also provides genuine and lasting employment opportunities for locals who wish to pursue a career in agriculture,” said Mr David Bardon, Costa’s Southern Production Manager.
“It is such a great achievement on Emma’s part to have graduated with first class honours and on behalf of Costa I congratulate her on all her hard work and dedication and look forward to her having a successful career with Costa,” said Mr Bardon.
Commencing from the academic year 2016, over the next four years Costa is awarding one scholarship per year to the value of $10,000 per annum for a local from the North-West of Tasmania to undertake a four year agricultural science degree. This will assist four people to undertake study at the University of Tasmania in Hobart.
In addition, also commencing from the academic year 2016, over the next four years Costa is awarding one scholarship per year to the value of $10,000 per annum for a student to undertake an honours year in agricultural science.
“I encourage anyone considering a career in agriculture to give it a go. The career opportunities on offer in the agricultural industries are so diverse and the industry is crying out for skilled people to employ,” said Emma
If you are from the North West of Tasmania and interested in pursuing tertiary studies in agricultural science then visit the University of Tasmania scholarship web page – www.scholarships.utas.edu.au and select ‘apply for scholarships