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NEW WEBSITE FOR THE SAMPSON LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP IS NOW AVAILABLE
CLICK here for NEW Sampson Leadership Scholarship website NEW Sept 2011

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.

Ken portrait outdoors

The Sampson Leadership Scholarship submission process is now open for 2011 to recieve applications for personal development projects during the 2012 year. Click on the links below for further information.
 click for PDF of Scholarship Guidelines and Overview 2011
Submissions from across the region and from any field of endeavour are welcome. We look forward to hearing from you for further information. Please contact us soon so we can give you advice for your submission.
Click for application form
  
Inaugural Sampson Leadership Scholarship Benefits Young Regional Leaders during 2011
Two young adults from across the region benefitted from being awarded the inaugural Sampson Leadership Scholarship for the year 2010. As announced at the launch of the Sampson Leadership Trust in November 2010 Daniel Irwin and Shane Hughan were each awarded valuable 12 month scholarships which they used to further their development with ongoing benefits to the region. The successful applicants had submitted exceptional project proposals in a very competitive field.
 
The new scholarships were announced at the Launch of the Sampson Leadership Trust in Shepparton. The announcement was made in a joint forum with the Fairley Leadership Program’s graduation ceremony. Speaking after the announcement, Fairley Chair Suzanna Sheed said ”the Fairley Leadership Program and the new Sampson Leadership Scholarship are a natural fit.”
 
The Trust was set up by friends and colleagues of the late Ken Sampson who passed away suddenly in 2009, and who was in the first round of Fairley Fellows in 1997. The Sampson Leadership Trust oversees the scholarships to honour Ken’s significant leadership contribution to the region, and to carry on his demonstrated interest in people’s development.  
 
Bruce Cumming spoke at the launch about why people were inspired to set up the scholarship. “Ken had many facets to his leadership. Some facets were not publicly visible including his support of community members, and his mentoring of young people he worked with. He always had in mind what was for the greater good, and his friends wanted to continue that approach with this new scholarship.”
Winners of Scholarship Daniel Shane + Nicola with Maree Sampson at front
 
The Trust and the scholarship were made possible by the generous contributions of individuals and organisations associated with Ken. The commitment of significant funds totaling $195,000 will allow the Trust to provide scholarships for many years.
 
Garry Smith in announcing the winners said “The Sampson Leadership Scholarship now provides a major opportunity to build the capacity of our community. It gives me great pleasure to congratulate each of the three young people on receiving the scholarship which were based on very high quality proposals” Garry also thanked all those who have generously contributed to the scholarship funds, many anonymously. Click here for PDF of Flyer details of Sampson Scholarship & Launch
 
Shane lives at Mooroopna and works with Valley Sport, planned to use the scholarship to help him complete a Bachelor of Applied Management. This study will then help him perform at a higher level and continue his high level of contribution to this region.
 
Daniel who works with Goulburn Murray Water at Kerang planned to use the scholarship to help fund a study tour. This included attending an international irrigation conference, and then doing a study tour to investigate issues including water and the environment. The study tour will provide valuable insights into ways to better manage water in this region.
 
The scholarships were presented to the recipients by Maree Sampson who said ‘I would really like to congratulate the successful winners and wish them good luck with their projects. I would also like to thank all those who kindly contributed to making the Sampson Scholarship possible. Ken would have been proud’
 
THANKS: The Sampson Leadership Trust would like to thank the many individuals and firms  who donated to the fundraising appeal, and all involved in supporting this great initiative including the Chair of the Fundraising Committee Mr John Dainton.
 
The Trust also would like to thank the Fairley Leadership Programme, Lisa McKenzie and Suzanna Sheed for hosting the launch of the Trust and the announcment of the recipients jointly with their Graduation night.
 
The Trust would like to convey its appreciation to Rubicon Water who sponsored the Launch.
 Garry Smith, Andrea Smith, Mike Hall and Bruce Cumming: Trustees 
 
 Sampson Leadership Trust Scholarship 2010: now closed to Applications. The 2011 Scholarship will open for applications in Spring 2011.

Are you a young adult under 36 years old? Are you interested in a scholarship to help you develop yourself? Are you interested in a scholarship to help you contribute to the Goulburn Murray region? Do you have some ideas for a project which could benefit from some financial support? Do you live or study within the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District or have an idea for a development project which could benefit the area?  

If you answered yes to these questions you might be interested in applying for the Sampson Leadership Scholarship. On the other hand, you might know someone else who would be interested. Applications were accepted until 8 November 2010.

Click on the links below for the selection criteria and the application form (which also includes contact details).

CLICK here for a PDF of Scholarship Guidelines

CLICK here for PDF of Application Form

Note: if you need a Word version of the application form please email Bruce on info@watertechnologycluster.com.au and he will email you a MS Word version back.

What are the Scholarships?

In 2010, the Trust will offer two scholarships of up to a maximum of $8000 each for study or research projects to be unertaken in 2011.
Scholarships can be awarded for formal study courses, study tours or research activities.
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.
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.
Note: 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.
You can also find a Sampson Leadership Trust Scholarship facebook page by  clicking http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Sampson-Leadership-Trust-Scholarship/162040360473305?v=info&ref=ts

Past Stories about Ken Sampson and the Trust

Ken Sampson memorial trust to provide scholarships in irrigation region: appeal open.

After the sudden and tragic loss of Ken Sampson in October 2009 a group of his friends has banded together to set up a trust in his memory. After much planning a Trust has been set up to oversee the awarding of scholarships on an annual basis within the irrigation region.
Ken portrait outdoors
Ken + whiteboard portr
 
Ken was a strong supporter of development of young people in many ways, and had community involvement and development at the top of his priorities as shown by his life's work. The scholarship process is consistent with Ken's unselfish ideals, and his interest in a sustainable irrigation industry. 
 
There is now an opportunity to contribute to this important appeal. The appeal was formally launched on Wednesday April 14 with John Dainton as the chair of the appeal. The target is to raise over $100,000 to allow the awarding of a perpetual scholarship.
 
Please consider a personal, and a corporate contribution to the appeal. For further information on how you can support this new scholarship appeal for the irrigation region, email Bruce on info@watertechnologycluster.com.au 
 
Click here for background info on Sampson Leadership Trust 
Click here for PDF of Sampson Trust donation page
For an article kindly published in the Shepparton Advisor, please click on this link>>> http://sheppartonadviser.ezyzine.com/Public/Template2/ThreadView.aspx?tid=30303

 ►Article published on Maclean-Iedema Irrigation Australia Award presentation:

Click Here for an article kindly published in the Country News on the Award posthumously awarded to Ken Sampson by Irrigation Australia. http://www.countrynews.com.au/story.asp?TakeNo=201006282618972
 
►Ken Sampson wins prestigious Award. Ken Sampson has been posthumously awarded the prestigious Maclean-Iedema Award.
This Award is given by Irrigation Australia Limited every two years to someone who has made a very significant contribution over an extended period to the irrigation industry. The Award was announced at the Irrigation Australia Conference Dinner at Darling Harbour in Sydney on June 9.
Maree Sampson, Ken's widow, accepted the Award, and Steve Mills chair of GMW spoke eloquently about Ken's contribution to the Irrigation Industry over many years. The submission for the award was forwarded on behalf of the Sampson Leadership Trust by Bruce Cumming. A copy of the support material for the citation is on the web-site for general viewing. CLICK here for PDF of Sampson Citation for Maclean Iedema National Award It includes support statements from Michael Taylor of the Murray Darling Basin Authority and Steve Mills Chair of  Goulburn Murray Water.
Maree receiving Kens Award
The Award Criteria: Commitment – An outstanding record of commitment to the development of their industry. Contribution – The recipient will be judged to have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the industry. Performance – The performance of the individual should be deemed exceptional. Persistence – The performance will have been sustained over an extended period of time. The Extra Mile – The performance of the individual will extend well beyond the normal demands of the person’s occupation, profession or position within the industry. 
  

 

 

Inaugural 2010 Sampson Scholarship goes to three worthy regional winners:

Thanks to RUBICON who kindly sponsored the launch of the scholarship.
Click here for PDF of Article announcing winners of Sampson Scholarship 2010
Click here for PDF of Flyer details of Sampson Scholarship & Launch

 

Winners of Scholarship Daniel Shane + Nicola with Maree Sampson at front

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Three young adults from across the region have been awarded the inaugural Sampson Leadership Scholarship. Announced at the launch of the Sampson Leadership Trust, Nicola Schoots, Daniel Irwin and Shane Hughan were each awarded valuable 12 month scholarships. All three successful applicants submitted exceptional project proposals in a very competitive field.
 
The three new scholarships were announced at the Launch of the Sampson Leadership Trust in Shepparton. The announcement was made in a joint forum with the Fairley Leadership Program’s graduation ceremony. Speaking after the announcement, Fairley Chair Suzanna Sheed said”the Fairley Leadership Program and the new Sampson Leadership Scholarship are a natural fit.”
The Trust was set up by friends and colleagues of the late Ken Sampson who passed away suddenly in 2009, and who was in the first round of Fairley Fellows in 1997. The Sampson Leadership Trust oversees the scholarships to honour Ken’s significant leadership contribution to the region, and to carry on his demonstrated interest in people’s development.  
 
Bruce Cumming spoke at the launch about why people were inspired to set up the scholarship. “Ken had many facets to his leadership. Some facets were not publicly visible including his support of community members, and his mentoring of young people and women he worked with. He always had in mind what was for the greater good, and his friends wanted to continue that approach with this new scholarship.”
 
The Trust and the scholarship were made possible by the generous contributions of individuals and organisations associated with Ken. The commitment of significant funds totaling $195,000 will allow the Trust to provide scholarships for many years.
Garry Smith in announcing the winners said “The Sampson Leadership Scholarship now provides a major opportunity to build the capacity of our community. It gives me great pleasure to congratulate each of the three young people on receiving the scholarship which were based on very high quality proposals” Garry also thanked all those who have generously contributed to the scholarship funds, many anonymously.
 
Nicola lives at Toolamba and will be using the scholarship to help fund a study tour to the USA on behalf of the United Way Goulburn Valley Community Fund. There she will attend a United Way global conference, visit United Way sites and meet key people to pick up new ideas about funding and supporting initiatives for helping create positive and lasting change in the community
Shane lives at Mooroopna and works with Valley Sport, and will use the scholarship to help him complete a Bachelor of Applied Management. This study will then help him perform at a higher level and continue his high level of contribution to this region.
 
Daniel who works with Goulburn Murray Water at Kerang will be using the scholarship to help fund a study tour. He will be attending an international irrigation conference, and then doing a study tour to investigate issues including water and the environment. The study tour will provide valuable insights into ways to better manage water in this region.
 
The scholarships were presented to the recipients by Maree Sampson who said ‘I would really like to congratulate the three successful winners and wish them good luck with their projects. I would also like to thank all those who kindly contributed to making the Sampson Scholarship possible. Ken would have been proud’

 

 

Click here for PDF of Flyer details of Sampson Scholarship & Launch