Give for Good funds University of Tasmania agriculture scholarships
Two scholarships funded by the Domino’s registered charity, Give for Good, are assisting talented students studying agriculture and business to realise their potential at the University of Tasmania.
The scholarships are provided to students from regional and remote areas as part of Give for Good’s mission to increase access to higher education for communities under-represented within tertiary education.
Scholarship recipient Amy Madsen is studying a Bachelor of Applied Science (Agriculture and Business) and grew up on a mixed livestock and cropping property on the east coast of Tasmania.
“I decided to study agriculture because I have always loved helping my Dad on the farm and I have a real passion for feeding the growing population and working with animals,” Amy said.
“I am really interested about producing livestock feed in a sustainable way, and I think this will be really important when we start to think about climate change and the increasing severity of droughts and floods.
“Receiving the Domino’s Give for Good scholarship means a lot to me. It provides us with the opportunity to fulfil our education aspirations and our dreams, and it has helped me achieve many things this year that I would not have otherwise been able to.”
Scholarship student Georgia Griggs lives in regional Tasmania on an apple, cherry and blueberry farm.
“I chose to study agriculture as I’ve always been interested in the way the human population feeds itself,” Georgia said.
“My aspirations for the future are to work in sustainable agriculture and I am interested in learning about how our traditional production has to change in order to do that.
“I am the third person in my family to go to University so when I found out I was awarded the scholarship, everyone was really pleased that I am able to go through Uni with more support behind me.”
Domino’s Director of Giving John Harney said Domino’s is committed to supporting education and youth initiatives in Australia.
“Domino’s Give for Good is really passionate about education and supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs, scholars, leaders and creatives,” John said.
“We are so proud to be able to support Amy and Georgina throughout their tertiary studies.
“We hope by providing this support, they will be able to focus on their studies and become educated, motivated leaders in their communities.”