The Samuel and June Hordern Scholarship in Rural and Regional Economics

The Samuel and June Hordern Scholarship in Rural and Regional Economics was established in honour of Samuel and June Hordern, prominent Australian pastoralists. The scholarship is open to students whose research is informed by rural and regional economics and who have been accepted into the either the Honours in Economics or the Master of Economics programs.

Applications open

27 Feb 2023

Applications closed

16 Apr 2023

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Bi-annual payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $15,000

Applicable study areas

Commerce, economics and management

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be enrolled in the Honours in Economics program (either through the Bachelor of Commerce or the Bachelor of Arts) or be enrolled in the Master of Economics program
    • be pursuing research informed by rural and regional economics

    Selection criteria

    A selection panel comprising the Dean (or nominee), the Head of Department of Economics (or nominee), and the donor (or nominee) will decide upon the recipient based on the quality of the proposed topic and its relationship to rural and regional economics, as well as the student’s academic record of study in the field of economics and all other subjects.

  • Application process

    Applicants will need to provide the following:

    • A cover letter (one page) which describes how your area of research will be related to Rural and Regional Economics.
    • A current resume
    • A copy of your current Statement of Results (available from the Student Portal)

    Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    The successful applicant(s) will be notified by email.

What are the benefits?

The scholarship is valued at $15,000 per annum for the duration of the Honours in Economics (one year) or the Master of Economics (second year of study when the research project is conducted). It will be paid in two equal instalments (in May and October).

The information listed here is subject to change without notice. Where we have listed information about jointly run scholarships programs, please also see our partners' websites. Information describing the number and value of scholarships awarded is indicative.