Introducing Global Footprints Scholarships

AIH is delighted to share the latest update from Global Footprints Scholarships, an organisation that is dedicated to fostering educational opportunities. In recent years, several AIH members have been honoured recipients of this prestigious scholarship. Their testimonials consistently highlight the invaluable benefits and transformative experiences this opportunity has provided.

“This has truly been the most encouraging, rewarding, wholesome, inspiring experience of my life!”— Tyler Howard, 2019 BBM Horticulture Scholar. 

The information below has been provided by BBM. Applications open on 1st May 2024. Please direct all enquiries to BBM, contact details below.

About Global Footprints:

The Global Footprints Scholarships, formerly recognized as BBM Global Industry Scholarships, stands as a testament to over three decades of empowering young Australians. Since its inception in 1983, the program has continually evolved and adapted to deliver to the next generation of practical and impactful leaders.

The Program’s Purpose:

Global Footprints Scholarships is dedicated to providing young Australians in vocational careers, specifically agriculture, horticulture, and trades, with unparalleled opportunities for international exposure and hands-on experience. Our purpose is to support individuals who are not only skilled professionals but also committed to shaping a sustainable future, aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Key Points:

WHAT: A structured program of workshops, professional coaching and networking, customized for each cohort’s needs, plus funding for self-directed overseas work experience

WHO: 18-25 year olds starting out in vocational careers in agriculture, horticulture and trades. 

WHEN: Applications are open every year from 1 May to 1 June. The pre-travel program runs from September to December, followed by a minimum of 20 days of overseas work experience, a workshop and graduation. The program can be completed in 6 – 18 months depending on individual travel and scholarship placement plans.

Program Highlights:

Sustainability Focus: The program places a strong emphasis on sustainability, aligning with the global call for responsible leadership in various industries.

Proven Legacy: With a history of awarding over a thousand scholarships, BBM has established a legacy of nurturing young talents and propelling them into impactful roles.

$9,000 Travel Grant: Scholars receive a grant of $9,000 to embark on a self-directed overseas work experience trip overseas. This financial support empowers them to choose their destination anywhere in the world and tailor their learning experience to advance their knowledge, skills and purpose.

Industry Exploration: Global Footprints Scholars have the freedom to select their preferred destination, enabling them to learn directly from industry leaders and gain insights that transcend borders.

In summary:

Global Footprints Scholarships is not just a program; it’s a transformative journey for young minds eager to contribute to a sustainable future. As we continue to evolve, our commitment to fostering practical, impactful leaders remains unwavering. Join us in building a better tomorrow through Global Footprints Scholarships.

Contact information:

Suellen McCaffrey, CEO, BBM Ltd

Global Footprints Scholarships

Ph 02 9233 4005  

Go to for further information.

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