David McEwan Scholarship in Agriculture

Application open: 01 Aug 2019
Application close: 31 Oct 2019,
Terms: Up to 3 years
Value: $8,000
Status: Open

David McEwan made a life-long contribution to Tasmanian agriculture and the Australian wool industry. David’s father died prematurely in 1938, leading David to leave Scotch College in Launceston to return to the family farm at only 16 years of age. He went on to become a successful farmer, working closely with the Department of Agriculture and farm neighbours. In 1985, he was named Tasmania’s outstanding farmer. His leadership and forward-thinking led him to become deeply involved in research and development. He held a number of senior positions off-farm including within the Australian Wool Corporation and CSIRO’s Division of Animal Production at Prospect in Sydney. In 1990, David was awarded the Medal of Agriculture by the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science (Tasmanian Division), the first Tasmanian farmer to gain this award. In recognition of his service to the Australian wool industry, David was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1992. David has decided to support a scholarship to provide an opportunity for aspiring agriculture students to attend the University of Tasmania.