Scholarship Overview

About the Peter Westblade Scholarship

The Peter Westblade Scholarship honors the Late Peter Westblade a true visionary passionate about breeding profitable sheep and a strong supporter of young people interested in agriculture.

Why does the Scholarship exist?

The Peter Westblade Scholarship exists to promote the practical skills associated with the sheep and wool industry and aims to deliver hands on experience and mentoring to young people aspiring for a career in this dynamic industry.


  • Provide practical hands on education and mentoring opportunities for young people (18-30 years) wanting a career in the Australian sheep and wool industry.
  • Encourage young people into the sheep and wool industry by demonstrating and showing opportunities and career pathways.
  • Promote and demonstrate new technologies within the sheep and wool industry.


The Peter Westblade Scholarship provides:

  • Mentoring from industry innovators and leaders
  • Opportunities to be involved in the sheep and wool industries largest commercial genetic trial
  • Opportunities to be involved with Sheep CRC activities and initiatives
  • Practical training appropriate to the skill set required in the sheep and wool industry
  • An opportunity to develop wider networks of key contact in the sheep and wool industry
  • Travel opportunities; Resource books
  • Promotion, utilisation and adoption of new technologies

Selection process

The Peter Westblade Scholarship aims to identify, train and develop the next generation of leaders amongst young men and women in the Australian sheep industry. The scholarship is looking for young people who meet the following criteria.

  • Aged 18 to 30;
  • Have a passion for the sheep and wool industry;
  • Is someone who wants to make a difference (no matter how small);
  • Is someone who sees their future in the sheep and wool industry