Women in Horticulture Scholarships

women in horticulture

Following the release of figures that show men outnumber women more than two to one in Australia’s agriculture industry, Hort Innovation and Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) are calling for expressions of interest for dedicated leadership-course scholarship opportunities to work towards more women in horticulture.

All women currently employed by levy-paying businesses within the Australian horticulture sector are invited to apply for a limited pool of scholarship funding that has been provisioned for participation in a range of leadership courses. The grants are allocated with the specific intent of providing powerful and effective development opportunities for women who own or work for horticultural levy-paying businesses.

The scholarship grants are co-funded by Hort Innovation and Women & Leadership Australia and cover almost 60% of the program fee.


The scholarships are applicable for women who are emerging leaders or have mid-level management and leadership experience. The funding is available both to individuals and groups of employees within all levy-paying horticultural organisations across Australia.

All of WLA’s courses are part-time, designed for those already employed and are delivered via a ‘blended’ teaching model – partly online, partly face-to-face. The face-to-face components are held in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. All three courses commence several times each year in all four capital cities.

To apply or learn more, click here.

Expressions of interest are considered on a rolling basis and scholarship funding is strictly limited. Those interested are advised to register promptly.​

Should you wish to discuss the initiative in more detail please contact Alistair Young at the office of the National Industry Scholarship Program, Women and Leadership Australia on 03 9270 9032 or via e-mail at ayoung@wla.edu.au

By |August 2nd, 2018|Scholarships|

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APAL is an industry representative body and not-for-profit membership organisation that supports Australia’s commercial apple and pear growers.