School Prizes

school prizes


The School of Agriculture, Food and Wine recognises outstanding achievement through a range of scholarships and prizes.

Many of our prizes are awarded in partnership with industry and may provide financial support and/or internships and work placement positions within sponsor businesses.

The school would also like to acknowledge with gratitude the generosity from donors and industry to allow the number of awards available to our students.

The University, school and Faculty of Sciences offer several scholarships to study agriculture, food and wine programs.

  • Coopers Brewery / Playford Trust honours scholarship

    Playford Trust logo

    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.

    Full details and how to apply


  • Lois Harris Agricultural Bureau scholarship

    The Agricultural Bureau of South Australia provides a scholarship to encourage senior high school students to consider undertaking agricultural studies at tertiary level in South Australia.

    The $2000 Lois Harris scholarship is awarded to a first year student studying the Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Adelaide. The scholarship is named in memory of Lois Harris, a member of the Advisory Board of Agriculture from 1995 to 1998, who passed away in 1998.

    Scholarship details

  • Playford Trust honours scholarship

    Playford Trust logo

    The Playford Trust in partnership with the three South Australian universities offer a total of 12 scholarships of $5,000 each year to South Australians intending to study at honours level in several priority areas including agriculture and food production.

    Scholarship details

  • RK Morton scholarships

    Two scholarships to be known as ‘R.K. Morton Scholarships’ shall be offered for award annually. The value of each scholarship shall be $1,000 per year, or such other amount as the University shall from time to time determine.

    One scholarship shall be awarded to the undergraduate placed highest in the order of merit among those candidates who have completed the third year course Plant Biotechnology III and who proceeds to an honours degree undertaking a research project related to agricultural biochemistry in the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine.

    RK Morton information

  • GRDC research scholarship

    The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is focused on delivering value to Australian grain growers. To achieve this, the GRDC seeks to build research capacity through the GRDC research scholarships for postgraduate study.

    These are available to undertake postgraduate research in areas of priority for the GRDC and the Australian grains industry. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of the:

    • Academic excellence of the applicant
    • Relevance of proposed research to the GRDC priority, and
    • Evidence of industry contribution or involvement

    GRDC scholarship information

  • School honours scholarship

    The school also offers eight merit-based scholarships each year valued at $3,000 each.

    All students who are accepted for honours in the school who don't win another scholarship will be considered.

    Email the school for more information.

  • Grosset Gaia wine research top-up scholarship

    Applications are invited for the following scholarship leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy or Master of Philosophy in the School of Agriculture, Food & Wine. The scholarship is supported by The Grosset Gaia Fund.

    Field of study: Oenology, chemistry and sensory

    Eligibility: Applicants must be:

    • Australian or New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of Australia who are acceptable as candidates for a postgraduate degree at the University of Adelaide.
    • In receipt of a major scholarship (Research Training Program Scholarship, Faculty Divisional Scholarship or equivalent)

    Stipend: The scholarship is valued at $4,000 per annum, with an additional $2,250 per annum operating funds. The duration of the scholarship will be for a maximum of 3 years for PhD or 2 years for Masters.

    Grosset Gaia more information
  • Summer research scholarships

    Both the University of Adelaide and the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine offer summer research scholarships of up to $250 per week for 6 weeks to allow undergraduate students to participate in a research project for a period of 6-10 weeks to 'get a taste' of what research is really about.

    Many Summer Research Scholarship recipients have gone on to postgraduate study at the University of Adelaide leading to a career involving research.

    Summer Research Scholarships

  • Casella Family Brands undergraduate and honours scholarships

    The Casella Family Brands Undergraduate Scholarship has been established by the Casella family to support three undergraduate students who are starting the Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology.

    Casella BVO scholarship

    The Casella Family Brands Honours Scholarship has been established by the Casella Family to support one Honours student undertaking an honours project relevant to wine research.

    Casella honours scholarship