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Peter Westblade Scholarship

Application open: 01 Oct 2019
Application close: 20 Dec 2019, 5pm
Status: Open

The Peter Westblade Scholarship exists to promote the practical skills associated with the sheep and wool industry and aims to deliver hands on experience to young people aspiring for a career in this dynamic industry.

The Peter Westblade Scholarship has been set up to honour the late Peter Westblade, who passed away in 2008. Peter was a true visionary of the sheep industry, epitomising compassion and devotion to a cause. Peter was passionate about breeding profitable sheep, a strong supporter of young people interested in agriculture and had a balanced approach to all things. His legacy lives strongly amongst those who had the fortune to know such a great person.

The Peter Westblade Scholarship aims to:

  • Provide practical education and mentoring for young participants in the sheep and wool industry.
  • Encourage young people into the sheep and wool industry demonstrating and showing opportunities and career pathways.
  • Promote, demonstrate and adopt new technologies within the sheep and wool industry.

The Peter Westblade Scholarship will provide:

  • Mentoring from industry innovators and leaders
  • Involvement in sheep and wool industries largest commercial genetic trial
  • Practical training appropriate to the skill set required in the sheep and wool industry
  • Provide an opportunity to develop wider networks of key contact in the sheep and wool industry
  • Travel opportunities
  • Resource books
  • Promotion, utilisation and adoption of new technologies