• Available to applicants enrolled or intending to enrol in Year 1 of the Agriculture Program or Year 1 of the Agribusiness Program. The successful applicant will receive $10,000 in their first year and $10,000 in their final year
  • Must show a genuine interest in pursuing a career in the cotton industry
Closing date 9th August 2019
Interview date 18th September 2019
Supported by

Upper Namoi Cotton Growers’ Association

The members of the Upper Namoi Cotton Growers’ Association are involved in the Cotton Industry – both Grower Members and Associates, generally being suppliers and marketers, as well as representation from Cotton Australia and other interested community members. We have 60 grower members and 18 Associate members.

The area represented extends from Boggabri south, along the upper parts of the Namoi River, and south along the Mooki and through the Breeza and Liverpool Plains, taking in Piallaway, Werris Creek, Quirindi, Spring Ridge, Tambar Springs and Mullaley and Coolah.

The organisation provides a network feeding information on industry issues and research back to Cotton Growers, and allowing growers a voice in development of research priorities and more political issues such as water and responsible chemical use. It also allows for distribution of innovative ideas both successes and failures through the membership allowing our growers to access new techniques as quickly as possible.

We have regular activities including a crop competition, presentation dinner, field day and Charity Fun Day.


Cotton Australia

Cotton Australia is the peak representative body for the Australian cotton growing industry, led by a Board of 10 cotton growers and ginners. Established in 1972 (as the Australian Cotton Foundation) Cotton Australia merged with the Australian Cotton Growers Research Association in 2008 to provide a united voice for cotton growers across research, stewardship, natural resource management and cotton production issues.

  • Prefer the applicant to choose a career in management of a corporate property, rather than own/family property.
  • Cotton Australia will sponsor the recipient to the value of $1,500 to attend one Cotton Australia conference during the scholarship period in the second or third year of study.
  • The successful recipient is required to undertake Industry Practical Placement with the sponsors.
    • Agriculture student: required to complete the 11-month placement component of their degree (2nd Year) on an approved cotton property in the Upper Namoi region.
    • Agribusiness student: required to complete the four-week placement component with the sponsors in both year 1 and year 2 of their degree (8 weeks total).

Describe what motivates you to be involved in Australian Cotton and what are your ambitions in the future? How do you think the cotton industry will be positioned over the next 15 years?

How to Apply