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
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.
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.
Playford Trust honours scholarship
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The Dr Jennifer Gardner Prize for Waite Arboretum research
Awarded to the lead student or researcher for a research project involving the Waite Arboretum. The key criteria is the ability of the project to enhance sustainability of the urban landscape or understanding of the natural environment.
Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences prizes
Prize name Prize description Dorothy Wearing Drew Traveling Prize in Agriculture To acknowledge and reward one student's contribution to agriculture and student commitment and participation in activities that foster the profile of agriculture academically and within the community. Daniel Livingston Prizes For the student gaining the highest aggregate in each year of the program. EJ and EI Graham Prize For the student who gains the highest mark in the course Soil and Plant Nutrition. CM Donald Prize For the best student in Agronomy who is of sufficient merit in the final year of the program. DB Adam Memorial Prize For the best student in Plant Pathology Mark Paul Bowker Memorial Prize For the student who gains the highest aggregate in the courses Professional Skills in Agricultural Science and Research Methodology in Agricultural Science. Landmark Agronomy Prize Selection of the prize will be made jointly by Landmark Operations Limited and the Program Coordinator of the Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences. Selection based on the donor, student's applications on academic merit, interview and demonstrated interest by the student in sales agronomy. The Australian Grain Technologies Plant Breeding Prize For the student who has completed the course Plant Breeding II towards the degree of Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences and is the highest ranked of sufficient merit. Peter Waite Medal For the student completing the degree with the most distinguished record in the Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences.
Bachelor of Food & Nutrition Science prizes
Prize name Prize description Australian Institute of Food Science & Technology Prize For the student who obtains the highest aggregate in the Bachelor of Food & Nutrition Science Food South Australia Prize For the best student who successfully completed the Food & Nutrition Science industry placement.
Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology prizes
Prize name Prize description Kenneth T Hardy Memorial Scholarship For the best performance in the first year of the Bachelor of Viticulture & Oenology (BVO) MCC Long Room Food & Wine Society Bursary For the second year BVO student who exhibited outstanding results at the completion of first year Brokenwood Wines Prize For the student gaining the highest aggregate in the second year of the BVO degree program. Treasury Wine Estates Prize For the student showing the greatest aptitude and excellence in the course 'Winemaking at Vintage'. St Hallett's Viticulture and Oenology Prize Awarded to the most distinguished graduating student, in the opinion of the Faculty Jacob's Creek Viticulture Scholarship Successful applicants in the final year of the BVO are chosen by representatives from Pernod-Ricard and the University of Adelaide South Australian Wine Industry Association Silver Medal For the second highest aggregate in the BVO or BVO honours David Bradley Memorial Prize For the graduation student from the BVO or BVO honours whose personal qualities, enthusiasm and aptitude indicate the promise of an outstanding contribution to the wine industry Gramp, Hardy, Smith Memorial Prize For the most outstanding student graduating from either the BVO or BVO honours
Master of Biotechnology (Plant Biotechnology)
Sponsor a prize
If you are an individual or business with an interest in encouraging the next generation of graduates in the agriculture, food, and wine science sectors, why not sponsor a prize or scholarship? You could also gain access to the best students for internships and graduate positions.