FIRST YEAR / UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

ADELAIDE HILLS COUNCIL
PLAYFORD TRUST

The Playford Trust in partnership with the Adelaide Hills Council is offering a scholarship for a student from the Adelaide Hills Council area to commence a Bachelor Degree at one of Adelaide’s three main universities relating to Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM).

Preference will be given to students who intend to work in areas that are relevant to the Council’s community. This may include agricultural science, viticulture, horticulture, conservation and biodiversity as well as other STEM disciplines.

This single $6,000 scholarship is available through the generous support of the Adelaide Hills Council. The Council district has a rich and evolving primary production industry on land interwoven with high value biodiversity areas.

The Adelaide Hills Council will also consider providing work experience placements for the successful scholar. It is expected that the successful candidate will participate in the Council’s Youth Advisory Committee for the duration of the year.

Selection Criteria

Students 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 3 of the application form.

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

  • Students are living in the Adelaide Hills Council area, or have their home base in the Council area, and will commence a Bachelor Degree at one of Adelaide’s three main universities relating to Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM). Preference will be given to students who intend to work in areas that are relevant to the Council’s community.
  • Students are Adelaide Hills Council residents, or have their home base in the Council area, and are Australian citizens or a holder of a permanent resident visa. They are likely to spend a significant part of their career in South Australia or are likely to provide a benefit to the State.
  • Students are high achievers, with an excellent academic record.
  • Students are of good character with preference given to students that have shown aptitude and potential to be a future community contributor or leader. Demonstrated previous community involvement will be well regarded.

Advice will be sent to relevant secondary schools to prompt the nomination process each year.