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Great opportunity for professional and personal growth through scholarship

Western Local Land Services is offering a wonderful opportunity for a motivated student through the Russel Harland Memorial Scholarship.

The scholarship, which was first run in 2006 through previous organisations and is now being continued by Western Local Land Services, targets students approaching their final year of study that have a strong personal, community and educational commitment to rural and regional areas.

The scholarship offers:

  • $5,000 scholarship (paid over two installments)
  • four weeks of paid work
  • one year guaranteed field officer position (approx. $55,864 p/a)
  • the opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment and be a part of a great team.

Some of the relevant courses include but are not limited to Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Natural Resource Management and Emergency Response Management.

People who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander are encouraged to apply however this is not a requirement.

Senior Land Services Officer, Mitch Plumbe was one of the last to graduate from the program and refers positively to the opportunities it provided.

“The Harland Scholarship was great in that it not only provided a bit of financial support when I was getting through uni but it also provided paid work experience within a professional role,” Mr Plumbe said.

“Having full-time employment lined up following graduation is invaluable as it gives you that first start out of uni which isn’t always easy to find.

"Not only have I progressed into a higher role in a short timeframe, but I have also acted in other positions on a shorter term basis and been supported to participate in a number of development programs.”

Further information, including the application form, on the scholarship is available under our projects and programs tab or contact Western Local Land Services Operations Manager, Andrew Hull on (03) 5021 9449.

Applications for the scholarship are due by 26 October 2018.

Media contact:
Charlie Whiteley, Western Local Land Services, 0428 679 974.