Matthew Roache of Woolsthorpe has been awarded a tertiary scholarship from the Gardiner Dairy Foundation to pursue an education at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga.
Mr Roache is studying a Bachelor of Agricultural Science at Charles Sturt University. He wants to pursue a career in dairy agribusiness and further undertake advocacy for farmers.
“Growing up in a small dairying community, I developed a passion for dairy at a young age and knew I wanted to give back to the industry in a meaningful way,” he said.
The Gardiner Dairy Foundation’s Tertiary Scholarships program provides assistance to young people living in dairy communities to generate ongoing benefits that contribute to the future prosperity of the industry.
Mr Roache will receive a $10,000 contribution annually towards funding the costs of his selected university degree or TAFE course.
Gardiner Dairy Foundation chief executive Mary Harney said successful dairy communities needed well-trained people to keep them strong and vibrant.