Agriculture scholarship funds graduate’s leadership ‘dream’

14 Feb 2023

The scholarship helped Leo follow his 'leadership dream'. Image: Supplied

University of Queensland graduate Leo Boden’s dream is to become an agriculture industry leader – and he says receiving the Pacific Seeds Agricultural Scholarship has enabled him to pursue that ambition.

Leo studied Agribusiness and Sustainable Agriculture, majoring in horticulture at UQ’s Gatton campus and was honoured to receive the $5,000 scholarship from Pacific Seeds.

“I was ecstatic and grateful to learn that I received the Pacific Seeds Agricultural Scholarship,” Leo said.

“Pacific Seeds has a rich history of technological innovation and collaboration with Australian growers, so it was wonderful to be acknowledged by such a respected organisation.

“They even took me on a tour of their Toowoomba site, where I got to meet some of their team and take a look at their office and facilities.

“The site was very impressive, and it was fascinating to see how they operate and get a real insight into the inner workings of one of the industry’s biggest players.”

As the demand for future-focused agricultural solutions grows, Leo aims to develop as a leader within an industry responsible for tackling a plethora of global challenges.

“My ambition is to become a leader in the industry and help feed the world through sustainable and environmentally friendly means,” Leo said.

“I want to be a part of delivering solutions to very real, very immediate problems facing the world today, namely food security, which poses a massive challenge across the globe.

“Receiving this scholarship allowed me to pursue this dream by enabling me to focus my attention on completing my studies, instead of working part-time to fund myself.”

If you are a final year student studying agricultural science and/or agribusiness, and you’re interested in applying for the Pacific Seeds Agricultural Scholarship, head to the Pacific Seeds scholarship page for more details.