Introducing AusGAP Scholarships
In 2020, AusGAP will offer those in the wider Australian turf industry the opportunity to apply for financial assistance for tertiary studies. Applications open on September 1, 2019 on the ausgap.com.au website.
Who is Eligible?
The program is open to anybody who is actively working in turf production or maintenance in Australia and has been for four or more years. This includes:
- Turf farm managers, office staff and field workers.
- Golf course superintendents, greenkeepers and ground staff.
- Racetrack curators and ground staff.
- Sports turf managers and staff.
Anyone who meets the criteria can apply for financial assistance of up to $10,000pa over two years to cover tuition fees.
The program is open to a range of courses not just turf management. The chosen course must be conducted through an Australian education provider. The course can be completed in a full-time, part time manner, or online.
Examples might include, but are not limited to:
- Studies in sports turf management
- Agricultural and horticultural science
- Business studies.
If the study outcomes are deemed beneficial to the applicant’s particular business and the turf industry, then the application will be considered.
How to apply
Fill in the application form and outline the area of intended study.
Applicants will be shortlisted via panel selection, with recipients to be decided on following face-to-face interviews with shortlisted candidates.
Phone: 1300 287 539
To submit an AusGAP Scholarship application click on the button below.
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