Psychology, viticulture, education, agriculture, graphic design and geospatial science are just some of the courses that past winners of the Thomas Scholarship from Foundation Barossa are studying.

The Cellarmasters Scholarship, also awarded by Foundation Barossa, has helped students study, among other things, law, international studies, commerce and arts.

“It is great to see such a diversity of students being assisted by these scholarships.” said Anita Bowen from Foundation Barossa.

“Initially we thought that there may be a lot of interest in viticulture as the scholarships are funded through donations from people and businesses related to the wine industry. But the students applying have had such far-ranging interests, that it has really opened up opportunities that we never thought of.”

Each year Foundation Barossa receives applications for the Thomas and Cellarmasters Scholarships to assist students entering tertiary studies at either university or TAFE. Students can receive up to $6000 per year for three years to help them focus on their studies full time, often whilst living out of home to attend university.

“We would love to receive more applications for both of our scholarships to see if we can broaden the range of courses even further.” said Kylie Piper, Executive Officer of Foundation Barossa.

“All applications are now online and it only takes a computer, a copy of your resume and a little bit of time. So, if you know anyone who is starting University or TAFE study next year whether they’re studying hair dressing, engineering, carpentry, nursing or anything in between tell them to apply!”

Applications for the 2017 Thomas and Cellarmasters scholarships close on November 30, 2016.

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