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Central Otago A&P Association Tertiary  Scholarship

We are pleased to announce our 2024 Scholarship winner, Reece Michelle from Roxburgh.  

Reece is no stranger to our show, competing as a horse rider for 10 years when growing up.  He competed in show jumping and around the ring.

Reece is now in his 3rd year of study at Lincoln University pursuing a Bachelor of Agricultural Science.  After completing Semester One this year, Reece is heading over to the Ireland to complete his final trimester at the University College Dublin.  

Over this summer Reece had an internship with Headwaters Genetics as genetics is an area of interest for his farming future.  Reece would like to potentially incorporate a genetics career while remaining on farm in Roxburgh.

Congratulations Reece on winning our scholarship and we wish you all the very best.  


Application forms for the 2023/2024    Central Otago A&P Association Scholarship are available here.

  Meet, Stephanie Smith from Wedderburn has just finished her 3rd year at Lincoln University where she is studying a Bachelor of Agriculture Science. (4 year degree), our 2023 Scholarship winner.
Growing up on a family sheep and crop farm in Wedderburn is where her passion for the industry began. Being actively involved on the farm and curious led to being involved in Teen Ag Young Farmers and Young Farmers Clubs to studying at Lincoln.
Over this summer Stephanie is working for ANZCO foods at their head office in Christchurch, where she earnt an internship role with the Sales and Marketing team.
In the future Stephanie wants to be involved in the agricultural sector whether that be directly working on farms or advising farmers to enhance their farming practices.
Congratulations Stephanie and we wish you all the best


Congratulations to our 2022 Scholarship Winner. Bridget Airey is currently enrolled in her second year of a three year Bachelor of Agriculture degree at Lincoln University. At a very young age Bridget realised she was happiest being out on the farm. She has a passion for environmental sustainability in the farming sector; and would like to look at the genetic side of the sheep and beef industry and look at ways of creating a more sustainable animal that is going to provide just as much production whilst taking lower inputs. As well as influence a positive image of the rural sector in the media. We wish you all the best in your further study Bridget!

2021 -Inaugural Central Otago A&P Association Scholarship 

Meet Andrea Smith, our 2021 Scholarship winner. Andrea is from Wedderburn, and is studying for a Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture) at Lincoln University. Her future aspirations include becoming a rural banker and most definitely working within the agricultural sector. We look forward to working with Andrea and wish her all the best with her studies at Lincoln. #centralotagoap #scholarshipwinner

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