School Prizes

The School of Agriculture, Food and Wine recognises outstanding achievement through a range of scholarships and prizes.

school prizes


Many of our prizes are awarded in partnership with industry and may provide financial support and/or internships and work placement positions within sponsor businesses.

The school would also like to acknowledge with gratitude the generosity from donors and industry to allow the number of awards available to our students.

The University, school and Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology offer multiple scholarships to study its agriculture, food and wine programs.

  • Coopers Brewery / Playford Trust honours scholarship

    Playford Trust logo

    The Playford Trust in partnership with Coopers offers a $7,000 honours scholarship at the Waite Research Institute in the field of barley breeding science or yeast fermentation.

    Coopers/Playford Trust scholarship


  • Lois Harris Agricultural Bureau scholarship

    The Agricultural Bureau of South Australia provides a scholarship to encourage senior high school students to consider undertaking agricultural studies at tertiary level in South Australia.

    The $2000 Lois Harris scholarship is awarded to a first year student studying the Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Adelaide. The scholarship is named in memory of Lois Harris, a member of the Advisory Board of Agriculture from 1995 to 1998, who passed away in 1998.

    Lois Harris scholarship details

  • Playford Trust honours scholarship

    Playford Trust logo

    The Playford Trust in partnership with the three South Australian universities offer a total of 12 scholarships of $5,000 each year to South Australians intending to study at honours level in several priority areas including agriculture and food production.

    Playford Trust scholarship details

  • RK Morton Scholarship

    The R.K. Morton Scholarship is awarded to the undergraduate student placed highest in the order of merit among those candidates who have completed the third year course Plant Biotechnology III and who proceeds to an honours degree undertaking a research project related to agricultural biochemistry in the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine.

    RK Morton scholarship details

  • GRDC research scholarship

    The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is focused on delivering value to Australian grain growers. To achieve this, the GRDC seeks to build research capacity through the GRDC research scholarships for postgraduate study.

    These are available to undertake postgraduate research in areas of priority for the GRDC and the Australian grains industry. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of the:

    • academic excellence of the applicant;
    • relevance of proposed research to the GRDC priority; and
    • evidence of industry contribution or involvement.

    GRDC scholarship information

  • School honours scholarship

    The school also offers eight $3,000 merit-based scholarships each year. All students who are accepted for honours in the school who don't win another scholarship will be considered. No formal scholarship application is required.

    Honours scholarship

  • Summer research scholarships

    Both the University of Adelaide and the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine offer summer research scholarships of up to $250 per week for 6 weeks to allow undergraduate students to participate in a research project for a period of 6-10 weeks to 'get a taste' of what research is really about.

    Many Summer Research Scholarship recipients have gone on to postgraduate study at the University of Adelaide leading to a career involving research.

    Summer Research Scholarships