To apply for a Scholarship please complete the form below. The Scholarships will be awarded to current grower members of Passionfruit Australia Inc who demonstrate in their application a desire to learn and to share that learning for the mutual benefit of all members of the Association.
Conditions of Application
- The cost of the course will be paid on behalf of the successful applicant once registration for the course has been completed.
- If the applicant fails to complete the course, Passionfruit Australia Inc reserves the right to request a refund of any scholarship monies paid.
- The applicant must agree to share their newly acquired skills with other members of Passionfruit Australia through any means that are fair and reasonable.
Applications are currently closed. This is a benefit EXCLUSIVE to Passionfruit Australia Grower members.
Passionfruit Australia wishes to acknowledge the significant contribution of Noel Day to the passionfruit industry. Mr. Day passed away in August 2018 at the age of 92.
Noel Day, his brother Moss, and their families were pioneers of the passionfruit industry. They started farming in 1946 with pineapples, bananas and green beans initially, and moved into growing passionfruit in the early 1960’s on the outskirts of Nambour. Both Noel and Moss were heavily involved with the industry for many decades.
Mr. Day was not only an exceptional grower but the president of the North Coast Passionfruit Growers Association and a member of the passionfruit sub-committee at the Committee of Direction of Fruit Marketing (the forerunner to Growcom). He represented his fellow growers and was instrumental in the development of our industry.
Noel not only grew passionfruit, but bred new varieties including Purple Gold which was one of the mainstays in the 70’s and early 80’s.
The Day’s brand, “Forest Hills Passionfruit”, was the most sought-after fruit on the market floor. Their famous pattern pack was the envy of all growers. Noel also cleaned up all the prizes at the Nambour Show and the Brisbane Exhibition. The number of ribbons he took home was only limited by the number of entries he decided to submit. I have seen “Forest Hills”on 1st ,2nd and 3rd in every category at the Sunshine Coast Show.
Noel Day set a standard to which most of us can only aspire, not only as a fruit grower but as a man. We thank him and his family for their contribution to the passionfruit industry.