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Applications for Scholarships for 2015

  2014 Undergraduate Scholarship Holders

 

Undergraduate Scholarships for 2015:

Applications for these scholarships close on Friday 24th October, 2014.

How to apply

AWET Undergraduate Project Scholarships for 2015:

Applications close on Friday 28th November 2014

How to Apply

 

 

AWET cofunds with other industry partners undergraduate scholarships at UNE. Current wool scholarship holders in 2014:

  • William Chaffey, Bachelor of Agriculture/Business, UNE 2011-2014; co-funded by Roberts/Rural Co.
  • Kristy McCormack, Bachelor of Rural Science, UNE 2012-2015; co-funded by Australian Council of Wool Exporters and Processors Inc.
  • Nicola Turner, Bachelor of Animal Science, UNE 2013-2014; co-funded by Australian Wool Testing Authority.
  • Matthew Maunder, bachelor of Rural Science, UNE 2014-2017, co-funded by Nikke Port Philip Scouring
  • Heather Earney, Bachelor of Animal Science, UNE 2014-2017, co-funded by Australian Wool Network.

Professor Steve Walken Brown with Heather Earney and Matthew Maunder at this years scholarships award night at UNE.

Abby Potter and Cooper Davis, both studying Fashion Design at the Adelaide College of the Arts, inspect the fabric samples funded by AWET

 

 

Heather Earnet

Class of 2014 Tocal Students Awarded AWET Scholarships    

Tocal Scholarship winners

AWET VET Scholarship winners for 2014, attending Tocal College, NSW. From left to right: Allana Donald, Georgia Anderson, Chris Hvass and Dr Cameron Archer AM PSM (AWET Trusteeand College Principal).

Each VET scholarship is for a period of one year and is valued at $3000.

 

 

  Matthew Maunder

AWET Progress Reports   Australian Wool Retailer Toolkit

The Trust produces a summary report of its activities each year. These reports are intended to advise the organisations responsible for the appointment of Trustees about the Trust's activities during the calendar year. Copies of these can be downloaded using the links below. From 2003 to 2012 these are based on calendar years. 2012/13 is for the financial year and includes the Report, Financial Statements and Auditors Report.

2003 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2012/13

 

Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) has produced a simple but effective on-line resource for training retail staff about the benefits and advantages of wool.

Links to this and other AWI resources have also been added to the Educational Resources section of this website

 

Honours Scholarship Winners for 2014   Wool Profits from Students Research

CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY

Chevonne Willls
Laura Kemmis
Zoe Boucher

SYDNEY UNIVERSITY

Andrew Sutherland
Emma Costello
Jack Edwards
Jessica Aalders
Naomi Bernicic

UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA

Peri Lucas

MURDOCH UNIVERSITY

Amy Lockwood
Samantha Lubcke

Honours Theses - 2013 Winners

The winners of AWET scholarship are asked to provide the Trust with a copy of their theses or an abstract. The abstracts of the theses of the 2013 students can be downloaded below.

Beau Vaux
Eloise Fogarty
Georgia Ladmore
Grace Woodward
Jaime Manning
Lauren Wilson
Peter McEvoy
Rohan Leach
Sean Dickson
Taylor Pini
Zac Economou

Full listing

 

 

AgInfocus cover

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This article describes the activities of four students awarded Undergraduate Project Scholarships by AWET for 2012. The four young women involved, Cloe Bairstow, Courtney Fewster, Jasmin Koric and Cara Allan are all students at the Murdoch University.

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Download Farm Weekly Article

They are being supervised by Dr Andrew Thompson and Dr Mark Ferguson.

The Trust supports 15 Undergraduate Project Scholarships per year (available to suitable applicants from any University), each of which is valued at $6,000 - with $3000 being allocated to the student and the balance to the University to fund its support for the student. These scholarships are available to Honours or other appropriate undergraduate students undertaking a one year research project relevant to sheep and wool.

 

About the Australian Wool Education Trust

The Australian Wool Education Trust was established in 1998 by the Australian Wool Testing Authority Ltd.

The Trust is administered by 8 Trustees, 3 appointed by AWTA Ltd, 3 appointed by Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) and 2 by the Federation of Australian Wool Organisations (FAWO).

The Trust is an independent body, with policy being fully determined by the Trustees, without influence from AWTA Ltd, FAWO and/or AWI.

This website provides access to resource material developed since 2005 using funding provided by the Australian Wool Education trust. It is also a repository for educational material developed by the Premium Quality Wool Co-operative Research Centre (CRC), which commenced in 1993 and wound up its activities in 2000, and for the Wool and Sheep Industry CRC, which commenced in 2001 and wound up in 2008.

Woolwise was originally developed, using funding provided by the then AWTA Ltd Wool Education Trust, to provide an online presence for the Premium Quality Wool CRC while it was operating, but also to provide access to the educational material produced by the CRC.

When the CRC terminated the site ownership reverted to the Australian Wool Education Trust

The original website developed by the CRC for Premium Quality Wool has been retained within the current site in order to preserve the history of Woolwise and to acknowledge the people responsible for its creation.

The core parties of the Sheep CRC transferred ownership of the educational IP produced by the CRC to AWET in 2008. These materials are now available from AWET via Woolwise subject to specific conditions of use. As a result of this transfer the educational material provided on Woolwise extends beyond wool production, processing and marketing to include other aspects of the sheep industry. such as sheep meat production, genetics and sustainable land management.

The Trust has licenced this educational IP to the University of New England (UNE). It is the basis of a number of wool and sheep units delivered by UNE. This arrangement is unique for agricultural education in Australia. The courses are offered in external mode to students enrolled in UNE and other Universities within Australia. This "hub and spoke" model for education about wool and sheep recognises that it is difficult for any one University to maintain sufficient student numbers to justify such specialised courses within their Agricultural Science Degrees.

To facilitate the delivery of these units the Trust provides funds to:

  • Support a Wool Lectureship at UNE
  • Provide scholarships at the undergraduate and 4th year level
  • Subsidise the cost of travel incurred by external students attending workshops at UNE
  • Compensate external Universities for any loss of revenue as a consequence of their students enrolling in the wool courses delivered by UNE

Other Activities of the Australian Wool Education Trust

In addition to managing the resources developed by both CRC's the Trust provides funding for a range of activities such as:

  • Education programs for wool industry participants;
  • Development of education programs about the Australian Wool Industry within primary and secondary schools; and
  • Scholarships for students undergoing wool education within the VET sector.

 

 



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