Joanne's wine scholarship success
Joanne Brady gave up her career in the IT industry to further her interest in plants.
Now the fourth-year Bachelor of Science (Viticulture) student is also the recipient of the $5000 Ian Cocks Memorial Wine Research Scholarship.
The scholarship - named in honour of Ian Cocks (1938-1997), who contributed greatly to South Australian tourism, the wine and commerce industries - is awarded to a student enrolled in Honours in the Bachelor degrees of Agriculture, Science or Wine Marketing. It is based on academic achievement, technical knowledge and communication skills.
Born in New Zealand, Joanne had a successful IT career and had worked throughout the United States and Australia before deciding to come to Adelaide to begin her new life in 2001.
"Working in the wine industry is something I can see myself doing in the future - unlike the IT industry," Joanne said.
"After I have completed my course, I would like to get some industry experience and get a job at a well-established winery."
"Adelaide had such a good reputation to study here, that's why I couldn't resist."
Joanne has already put part of the scholarship fund to use, attending the Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference in Melbourne late last month.
Applications for the Ian Cocks Memorial Wine Research Scholarship for 2004 close on August 30. The value of the scholarship is $5000, of which the student receives $4000, with the remainder going to the discipline of Wine and Horticulture as a contribution to the maintenance costs of the research project.
Applications for the Ian Cocks Memorial Trust Tourism Scholarship for 2004 also close on August 31. The tourism scholarship is valued at $10,000 and is awarded to a full-time student enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate program, with the successful applicant chosen on academic achievement.
For more information, visit: www.adelaide.edu.au/scholarships/
Story by Natalie De Nadai and Ben Osborne
More information about scholarships available to University of Adelaide students can be found at our Open Day - Sunday, August 15.