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8 April 2014


An ex Urrbrae Agricultural High School student currently studying the Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Adelaide has been awarded $2000 through the Lois Harris Scholarship for academic excellence.

At a presentation today, the Advisory Board of Agriculture (ABA) announced William Fairlie as the 2014 recipient of the respected Lois Harris Scholarship. William received the highest Tertiary Entrance Score (TER) on completion of year 12. William’s score of 98.05 makes him a very worthy recipient.

ABA Chair, Mark Grossman said that the ABA has been offering the scholarship for 15 years in recognition of a high achieving student entering their first year of tertiary education.

“The Lois Harris Scholarship is aimed at supporting and encouraging young people who are looking to pursue a career in the agricultural industry,” said Mr Grossman.

“We are pleased to present this year’s scholarship to William who is looking to fulfil his career ambition in wheat breeding or agronomy.

William comes from Roseworthy, 10 kilometres north of Gawler where his Dad operates a second generation family farm who is currently transitioning out of sheep and into cropping only.

William said the scholarship money would go towards paying his university fees.

The scholarship is named in honour of a former ABA member (1995-1998), the late Lois Harris in recognition and support of young people entering into the agricultural industry.


Mark Grossman
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Agricultural Bureau of South Australia

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