The Australian Council of Agricultural Societies (ACAS) and Coca-Cola Amatil have been supporting Australian students studying in agriculture related fields for the past 9 years. Since 2005, the scholarship program has assisted almost 300 talented young people, from all over Australia, to develop careers in agriculture.
Each year up to 35 young people are awarded scholarships to the value of $2,000 to pursue further education in an agriculture related field at University or Tafe.
In previous years recipients of the ACAS/Coca-Cola scholarship fund have also been offered opportunities to travel overseas to attend the international conference of the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth to expand their agricultural knowledge and meet other people from rural areas who are changing the face of modern farming practices.
The purpose of these scholarships is to support rural youth to complete their tertiary studies in courses that will benefit regional Australia.