Inland Rail Scholarships supporting aspiring local students
The Inland Rail Scholarships program offers undergraduate degree students living near the Inland Rail alignment financial assistance of $5,000 per year of study. Applications are now open for students studying at Charles Sturt University in 2021.
The scholarship enables students to undertake studies and ultimately pursue careers to enrich and diversify regional economies and contribute positively to their communities. Earlier this year, scholarships were awarded to three NSW students now studying at the CSU Wagga Wagga campus.
Hannah Davies is enrolled in a Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science, leaving behind her family of four on their Temora sheep, canola and wheat farm.
“This scholarship is great. It will be paying for my accommodation on Wagga Wagga campus,” she said.
Jessie Rix is a passionate 18-year-old who has lived her whole life on the family farm at Bogan Gate and is now enrolled in a Bachelor of Education.
“I’ve always had a passion for working with children and supporting them through solving problems and providing guidance to achieve their goals and dreams,” Jessie said. “I plan on coming back to teach in Forbes.”
Megan Seis says her Inland Rail Scholarship will hopefully expand her opportunities to undertake industry placement opportunities further from home and in more niche sectors as part of her Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Bachelor of Veterinary Science studies.
“I would really like to come back to give back and work in a regional area when I complete my studies,” Miss Seis said.
Applications for scholarships to Charles Sturt University close on Monday 8 February 2021. For information visit.
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Cleaner ride while horsing around in Seymour
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