Industry Placement Scholarship


Students in Years 11 and 12 studying science and interested in discovering the science-based careers that are feeding the world and saving the planet.


The UNE GRASS Industry Placement Scholarship showcases to tertiary bound Years 11 and 12 students the broad range of exciting science-based careers supporting primary industries. Full Industry Placement Scholarship offerings are made following an application, interview and after working with students at the camp.

Industry Placement Scholarship

2019 Student Reporting Back Session

Take a look at the UNE GRASS Industry Placement Scholarship experience

Science to industry student camp

Short listed applicants of this scholarship are invited to attend the all expenses paid camp at The University of New England, Armidale. Attending this camp, students will: see the broad range of science-based careers supporting the primary industry sector, alongside the tertiary pathways to these careers; discover cutting edge science supporting the industry; become involved in interactive activities; and have guided tours of award-winning and innovative primary industries.

Industry Placement ScholarshipFive day Industry Placement

Following the camp, each student offered the full scholarship completes a 5 day Industry Placement of their choice, hosted by an industry partner or research scientist. This allows students to gain first-hand experience of the area of work of their industry host. The Industry Placement forms a vital part of the GRASS scholarship program. It provides an opportunity for scholarship students to participate and discover in detail the work and careers in this sector, and to complete activities which are far beyond the school classroom experience.

The Industry Placement is organised to take place during October, November, December or January, in a week convenient to the host organisation and the student. During this week, scholarship students work alongside research and industry scientists to gain an insight into a particular career.

Reporting Back

Each student completing the full scholarship, 'reports back' on their experience through a written report and presentation event held at UNE in February.

Industry Placement Scholarship application

Students interested in applying for the Industry Placement Scholarship need to complete the Industry Placement Scholarship application form in the week following the school visit by the UNE GRASS Science Education Officer. The online application will close June 11.

To arrange a school visit from the UNE GRASS team, please email

Applications have closed for 2019 GRASS Industry Placement Scholarship and will reopen for Year 11/12 students in May 2020.

The WHAT, WHY and WHEN for Grass Industry Placement Scholarship in 2019-2020

Discover the GRASS Scholarship Opportunity

Students involved in the scholarship program have commented:

"To future students I would say just do it! The experience is worthwhile! You will meet lots of great contacts and this experience changes ones view on what vocations are available within the local agricultural science industry".

"This scholarship experience has provoked me to think more about my university choices, my future career path and where I would like to end up. It has also given me the motivation to do well in my school subjects this year, before I complete my HSC".

Industry Placement Scholarship