Nine students awarded the inaugural Wine Australia 'Further Afield' scholarship

Nine students awarded the inaugural Wine Australia 'Further Afield' scholarship


Nine Students Awarded Inaugural 'Further Afield' Scholarship by Wine Australia

Wine Australia is collaborating with the University of Adelaide to support and encourage undergraduate and post graduate students to pursue 10-week industry placements outside of the grape growing and winemaking regions surrounding metropolitan Adelaide.

Wine Australia will provide funding to the University for travel scholarships for high achieving students that have secured placement opportunities in Australia and more than 250 kilometres outside of Adelaide in 2024 and 2025.

The scholarship will support travel to and from the regional destination and initial expenses associated with establishment of housing prior to the start of vintage placement.

The 2024 recipients include:

Molly Casey - Victoria

Imogen McMahon - Victoria

Sophie Vaile - Victoria

Kieran Handberg - Victoria

Crispin Irish - Western Australia

Jack Davis - Western Australia

Nicholas Heard - Western Australia

Samantha Cornay - Western Australia

Zack Faulkner - Western Australia 

In the best of times travel and relocation costs can be a real barrier to students when applying for vineyard and winery placement jobs interstate.  The Further Afield scholarship has opened up oppportunities for students to apply to regions remote to the University of Adelaide.  The Scholarship also benefits these regions providing well-trained viticulture and oenology students as their cellar and vineyard staff. It is a win-win for students and industry.  We couldn't be more delighted to see our students working across Victoria and Western Australia. And, when they return it makes sharing their experience that much more diverse and inspiring.

 Scholarship winner: Jack Davis


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