Percy Allan Foundation Accommodation Scholarship
Application close: 14 Jan 2020, 11.59pm
Terms: Pays accom expenses for 4 years
Born in 1888 on Oxley Island in the Manning River district near Taree, NSW, Percy Allan was the son of a father who was a dairy farmer and hotel proprietor. Some years after his father’s death, Percy Allan and a brother moved to Sydney, where they owned several hotels. They also purchased a property at Richmond where they operated a dairy farm and bred stud cattle. During the 1930s and 1940s, they were successful exhibitors at the Sydney Royal Agricultural Show, showing AIS cattle. Percy Allan later leased a property near Mudgee, growing lucerne and running sheep and cattle, then, with his brother, ran a sheep and cattle property at Willow Tree. After selling his share of the property to his brother, he purchased two sheep and cattle properties in the Australian Capital Territory. In 1962, he sold these properties and bought a small orchard at Pialligo in the ACT, which he worked until forced to retire following a heart attack. Mr Allan died at the age of 90, leaving a substantial part of his estate for the purpose of public education in agriculture and associated subjects. Scholarships to enable students of limited means from country areas of New South Wales to undertake full time agriculture-related studies are a lasting memorial to the late Percy Allan.
MUST BE STUDYING IN:
Bachelor of Agricultural Science
Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management
Bachelor of Veterinary Biology / Bachelor of Veterinary Science
The scholarship is open to students who are under 25 years and who are enrolled as full time students in any of the above courses.
Preference will be given to applicants from country areas of NSW and the ACT.
Applicant to be experiencing genuine financial hardship (completion of the financial hardship section of the application is compulsory).Act Now