Inland Rail supports future paramedic with university scholarship

Inland Rail is proud to support proud and ambitious regional university students through our Inland Rail Scholarships program. At Charles Sturt in Bathurst, paramedicine student Emma Bennetts from Mendooran, NSW, was awarded one of our 2021 scholarships, worth $16,000 over three years.

Inland Rail supports future paramedic with university scholarship

Ms Bennetts is from a farming family and is studying a Bachelor of Paramedicine in the Charles Sturt School of Biomedical Sciences.

“I chose to study paramedicine as I believe it is a great way to make a difference in a community as well as having the opportunity to help people when they need it the most,” she said. “Coming from a rural area myself, I know how important these services are to the community.”

Ms Bennetts said she applied for an Inland Rail scholarship as the project resonates with many of her beliefs. She is passionate about regional and remote areas of Australia and hopes to contribute to one of these communities in her career.

“Inland Rail provides great opportunities for many university students like me that are from rural and remote regions of Australia, as well as providing opportunities for many other people in these communities,” she said.

“It is hard to express my gratitude and how much this scholarship means to me. It will help me throughout my degree and will allow me to focus on university, instead of the stress of supporting myself while living away from home.

“This scholarship will allow me to continue to pursue my dream of becoming a paramedic, and I hope to be able to one day give back to my rural community.”

For more information visit the scholarships page.