FAQs

WELCOME TO THE SAMPSON LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITE

 

The Sampson Leadership Scholarship: The objective of the Sampson Leadership Trust is to provide scholarships to individuals to enable them to undertake or further their study, research and learning in the areas of environment, agriculture, irrigation, community development or leadership within the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District.

 

WHY IS THERE A TRUST AND SCHOLARSHIP?

Friends and colleagues have established a Trust to honour the memory of Ken Sampson, who passed
away suddenly in 2009. Ken made a remarkable contribution to northern Victoria in the fields of
sports, community, agriculture and the environment.
 

WHO WAS KEN SAMPSON?

Ken was instrumental in the development and implementation of the region’s salinity and drainage
programs through various Department of Agriculture and later Department of Primary Industries
roles.
From 1994 until his death Ken was the Executive Officer of the Shepparton Irrigation Region
Implementation Committee.
 

HOW DID KEN CONTRIBUTE IN OTHER WAYS?

Ken was a dedicated team manager of the Mooroopna Football Netball Club Seniors and was named
best club person in 2006. He was also a passionate supporter of the Labor Party, Mooroopna
Matters, Fairley Leadership and the Friends of Gemmill’s Swamp. He was a former District Governor
and life member of Apex and a life member of the Echuca South Football Club.
Ken was a great mentor of young people. The Sampson Leadership Trust will recognise Ken’s
outstanding leadership across many organisations and community groups spanning more than 35
years.
 

WHAT ARE THE OBJECTIVES OF THE TRUST?

The objective of the Sampson Leadership Trust is to provide scholarships to individuals to enable
them to undertake or further their study, research and learning in the areas of environment,
agriculture, irrigation, community development or leadership within the Goulburn Murray Irrigation
District.
 

WHAT ARE THE SELECTION CRITERIA FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP?

Applicants for scholarships from the Sampson Leadership Trust will be assessed against the following
criteria. Applicants should:
1. Be eligible to receive a scholarship, by satisfying the following requirements.
The proposed study, research or learning activity for which assistance is sought must be in one or
more of the following areas:

The applicant must meet the following eligibility criteria:

and be either:

or

 

a. be addressing an area of demonstrated need,
b. be highly likely to benefit the GMID community.

Proposals that will take longer than 12 months to complete may be considered if special circumstances warrant this.

WAHT ARE THE SHOLARSHIPS IN 2011 FOR THE 2012 YEAR?

In 2011, the Trust will offer two scholarships of up to a maximum of $8,000 each, for study or
research projects to be undertaken in 2012.
Scholarships can be awarded for formal study courses, study tours or research activities.


WHAT SORT OF FORMAL STUDY?

Formal studies such as undertaking post-graduate courses are consistent with the Trust objectives.
Consideration may also be given to assisting with costs to complete the final year of an
undergraduate course, but there would need to be a clear demonstration of the likely benefits
relevant to the GMID of such a scholarship award.
 

WHAT SORT OF INFORMAL STUDY?

Study tours to acquire knowledge on developments elsewhere that could be applied in the GMID
would also be eligible for scholarships. Study tours can be within Australia or overseas.
Applicants do not need to hold post-secondary qualifications and applications are encouraged from
individuals working in local community development activities.


WHERE IS THE GMID?

The GMID covers the irrigation areas within northern Victoria extending from Cobram in the
east to Swan Hill in the west and bounded by the River Murray to the north and extending south to
include the towns of Shepparton, Tatura, Rochester, Pyramid Hill and Boort.
Further Information/queries

IF I NEED TO FIND FURTHER INFORMATION WHO DO I ASK?

t is expected that these FAQs and the guidelines, cobined with he application form, should provide all the essential information candidates will need to lodge a properly completed scholarship application.
 

If you have any queries which are not covered, further information and assistance can be obtained by
contacting one of the Trustees.

Contact details are:


Bruce Cumming 0419 540 552
Mike Hall 0419 873 788
Andrea Smith 0407 817 730
Garry Smith 0427 335 480