Bunyah’s Jaslyn Tuckwell has again been awarded a Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation (RASF) Rural Scholarships.
Jaslyn is one of 53 students from throughout the State awarded the prestigious scholarship for 2018, she also was awarded the 2017 RASF scholarship.
Growing up in the small dairy and beef community, Jaslyn was always eager to assist in the yards or help on her neighbour’s dairy farm.
Studying agriculture throughout her secondary school years, Jaslyn’s passion for the industry continued to grow and in 2014, she started working as a farm hand in Gloucester while completing her study externally.
After completing her degree, Jaslyn hopes to continue to work in the dairy industry in a management role.
Jaslyn has a passion and commitment to rural and regional NSW, ensuring a brighter future for their communities.
The RASF Rural Scholarships recognise individual students striving to make a positive impact on the future of rural and regional NSW, through University, TAFE or other accredited VET courses.
This year’s Rural Scholarship payments of $6000 for full-time and $3000 for part-time students support students from rural areas with their academic studies.
RAS foundation manager, Cecilia Logan says history shows scholarship funding reaps benefits not only for the students but their rural communities as well.
“While a desire to be a part of the future of rural NSW may already be there, the RASF Rural Scholarships assist in making that dream happen,” Ms Logan said.
“Many of these students have identified the unique needs of their local communities and are working towards giving back once they complete their studies. That may be through health, education, technology, agriculture or anything in between.”
This year the RAS Foundation scholarships totalling $306,000 and has proudly distributed $1.98 million across more than 400 scholarships in eight years of the program.