The Playford Trust in partnership with Coopers offers a $7,000 Honours scholarship at the Waite Research Institute in the field of barley breeding science or yeast fermentation.
Coopers Brewery is the nation’s only remaining major 100% Australian-owned brewery. Established in 1862 by Thomas Cooper, the company is now run by fifth generation descendant Dr Tim Cooper, as Managing Director and Chief Brewer.
Coopers now accounts for approximately 5% of the national beer market, and is renowned for its unique premium quality ales, stout and lagers. Coopers is also the world’s largest producer of home-brew concentrates.
The Trust will consider the nominations from the Waite Research Institute and reserves the right to accept or reject any or all of the nominations. It will make the final selection in consultation with Coopers.
The panel’s decision will be based on an assessment of the following:
- Students are undertaking Honours at the Waite Research Institute in the field of barley breeding science or yeast fermentation.
- Students are Australian citizens or a holder of a permanent resident visa, and are South Australian residents who 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 undergraduate academic record.
- Students are of good character with preference given to students that display leadership potential.
The student’s supervisor or an academic referee such as the Dean of School, Head of Department or senior lecturer is required to comment about the student’s achievements, character and leadership potential.