A university student who grew up in Orange will have help completing her education after receiving a $6000 scholarship from the Royal Agricultural Society NSW Foundation recently.
Rachael Crosbie, 23, is in her fourth year of studying a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and Bachelor of Veterinary Science at Charles Sturt University at Wagga Wagga.
While growing up she spent much of her time on her grandparents' farm and she said she is looking forward to contributing to sustainable animal production and supporting rural communities.
Ms Crosbie was one of 11 scholars from the Central West to receive a 2019 Rural Scholarship.
The initiative was designed to build strong and vibrant rural communities and the the scholarships are awarded to students originally from rural areas who are studying at university or TAFE within NSW.
RAS Foundation manager Cecilia Logan said the scholarships are aimed at reducing some of the financial challenges rural students face when pursuing their education and training goals.
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