Scholarship and Programs
In 2013 the Macpherson Smith Rural Foundation will offer 3 major programs:
Foundation Scholarship of up to $15,000 a year for up to the first three years of the chosen undergraduate course, subject to satisfactory annual results. Extensions beyond the initial three years will be at the discretion of the MSRF Board. Scholarship payments can be used to cover such items as fees, living and travel costs, books and equipment, and HECS payments.
Mentor Program which will provide guidance for the transition from VCE to university, helpful advice and support for studies and course selection, and assistance in preparing for and facilitating the transition from undergraduate to professional life. Participants are invited to join this program based on the strength of their scholarship applications.
Future Rural Leaders Program, consisting of an annual, week-long residential training program for aspiring rural leaders. Participants are invited to join this program based on the strength of their scholarship applications.