Scholarships and Opportunities

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Australian Banana Growers Council in conjunction with JCU Scholarships 2023

Established in 2021 by an annual contribution from Australian Banana Growers’ Council (ABGC) in honour of the late Mort Johnston. The purpose of this scholarship is to support JCU students with a strong interest and potential involvement in the Australian Banana industry.

Mort Johnston, who passed away in 2006, was widely regarded as a great innovator and a strong advocate for growers working together to better the banana industry. He gave up his time to serve on a number of committees, as well as the Tully Co-Op. Mort was of a man whose vision, determination, optimism and goodwill were an example to all.

The Australian Banana Growers’ Council (ABGC) is the national peak industry body for Australia’s commercial banana growers. They advance the interests of Australian banana growers through effective leadership and representation to ensure a strong industry future. The ABGC acts in the interests of Australian banana growers on issues including: representations to policy and decision makers; representations to Hort Innovation; biosecurity; pest and disease management; research and development; supply-chain issues and banana marketing.

Students completing Undergraduate, Postgraduate (including research) degrees with links to the banana industry.
Total Value $5,000 for full time students and $2,500 for part time students
Plus at least 2 weeks paid work experience.

Opens : 1 March 2023