2015 Rural Journalism Scholarship of JB Fairfax Award, Australia

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW is now offering a JB Fairfax Award. This award scholarship available for Rural Journalism studies. The JB Fairfax Award is purposed to encourage university students pursuing a career in rural journalism upon graduation. The main requiremrnts of this award are: be an Australian citizen or permanent resident/ be enrolled to study in any undergraduate or postgraduate degree of relevance to rural affairs at an approved Australian education provider. Application deadline: 30 September, 2014(AEST Sydney time)

Award Overview
The JB Fairfax Award for Rural Journalism is established with main goal to encourage university students to pursue a career in rural journalism upon graduation. The Award was established through a private donation from Mr John B Fairfax AO.

Award Value
Up to $10,000 and practical work experience at Rural Press and the Sydney Royal Easter Show. The winning article is published in a major rural publication.

Level and Field of Studies
Undergraduate and Postgraduate in the field journalism.

Place of Study: Australia

Eligibility and Criteria
Be enrolled to study in any undergraduate or postgraduate degree of relevance to rural affairs at an approved Australian education provider
Submit a Feature article on one of the following topics:

Topic 1: Should we develop Northern Australia as a major agricultural production area?
Topic 2: Are youth suicide rates in rural and regional area preventable ?
Topic 3: Do urban communities care about Australian agriculture?

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The feature article must be up to 1,200 words, be written to publication standard and includes a minimum of four information sources.
Submit a News article: write a strong news article relating to Australian agriculture, of up to 600 words. Please include a minimum of three sources including one primary producer. The article must be original and not previously published.
Demonstrate an active interest in rural affairs and in pursuing a career in rural journalism upon graduation
Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
Be aged 30 years or under.

Important Dates
Applications open from July to September annually.

Website and Application Link
http://www.rasnsw.com.au/830.htm

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