Adelaide Hills Council Playford Trust Scholarship

We have partnered with the Playford Trust to offer one $6,000 scholarship a year, for a student from the Adelaide Hills Council area to commence a Bachelor Degree at one of Adelaide’s three main universities relating to any of the following academic areas:

  • agricultural science,
  • viticulture and horticulture, and/or
  • conservation and biodiversity.

We will also consider providing work experience placements for the successful scholar, and it is expected that the successful candidate will participate in the Council’s Youth Advisory Committee for the duration of the scholarship year.

Selection Criteria

  • Applicant lives in the Adelaide Hills Council area and in will commence a Bachelor Degree at one of Adelaide’s three main universities relating to:
    • agricultural science,
    • viticulture and horticulture,
    • conservation and biodiversity,
    • as well as other STEM disciplines.
  • Applicant is an Adelaide hills Council resident who is likely to spend a significant part of their career in South Australia or otherwise likely to provide a benefit to the State.
  • Applicant is a high achiever, with an excellent undergraduate academic record.
  • Applicant is of good character with preference given to those who have shown aptitude and potential to be a future community contributor or leader. Demonstrated previous community involvement will be well regarded.

Applicants must seek comments about their achievements, character, leadership potential and previous community involvement from a teacher or a school referee such as the Principal, Assistant Principal or Coordinator and/or a person of good standing in their local community to complete section 4 of the application form.

Disclosure of any other awards or scholarships held by the applicant is required.

Further Information
For further details about the Adelaide Hills Council Playford Trust scholarship and when applications open visit the Playford Memorial Trust Website. Specific enquiries can be directed to Mary Anne Fairbrother at admin@playfordtrust.com.au or (08) 8226 3627.