The Playford Trust, in partnership with the Adelaide Hills Council, offers one $6000 scholarship for a student from the council district who is commencing a bachelor degree relating to science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) at one of South Australia’s three universities.

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

The council will also consider providing work experience placements for the successful scholar and it is expected he or she will participate in the Council’s Youth Advisory Committee for the duration of the year.

Applications for this scholarship close Friday 18 January 2019.

Selection Criteria

Apart from addressing each of the selection criteria, applicants must seek comments about their achievements, character and leadership potential from a teacher or a school referee (such as the Principal, Assistant Principal or Co-ordinator) and/or a person of good standing in their local community.

Any other awards or scholarships held by the student must be disclosed.

Applicants must be:

  • an Adelaide Hills Council resident, or have their home base in the Council area
  • an Australian citizen or a holder of a permanent resident visa
  • intending to spend a significant part of their career in South Australia, or be likely to provide a benefit to the State
  • a high achiever, with an excellent undergraduate academic record
  • of good character.

Preference will be given to students who have shown aptitude and potential to be a future community contributor or leader and previous community involvement will be well regarded.

The Council and the Playford Trust will jointly make the final selection.

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