Two Boorowa women receive rural scholarships

Two Boorowa women are one step closer to achieving their dreams of helping out people living in rural and remote communities. Eliza Coles and Kimberly Gilbert have received a 2017 Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation Rural Scholarship to assist with their university studies. 

Eliza is a third year student studying her Bachelor of Psychological Science at the University of New England who is passionate about helping people affected by mental illness. Eliza’s long-term goal is to establish a travelling clinic, creating access for rural communities struggling with the issue of mental health. 

Kimberley is currently in her third year of a Bachelor of Education (Primary & Early Childhood) at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga. Kimberley has been dedicated to a career in teaching and caring for children from a young age and shares her passion within her local Aboriginal community.

2018 Scholarships are currently open for applications and provide $6,000 for full-time study and $3,000 for part-time study. To apply visit