Scholarship provides springboard for Port Macquarie student to be his best


Scholarship provides springboard for Port Macquarie student to be his best

Charles Sturt University scholarship recipient gives his all to maintain a GPA he is proud of, thanks to financial support from the University.

Charles Sturt University second-year Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science student in the School of Dentistry and Medical Sciences Mr Ryan Mies is on track to reaching his academic potential after receiving scholarship support.      

Ryan, who has come all the way from Summerhill, Tasmania to pursue a career in radiography at Charles Sturt in Port Macquarie, is focussed on maintaining a GPA of a certain standard throughout his studies.

Being awarded a Charles Sturt Campus Services Financial Assistance Scholarship freed up precious time that Ryan would have had to spend working to cover the cost of his accommodation. Instead, he is investing these hours into revising course content.

“I am forever grateful for the opportunities this scholarship has opened up for me,” Ryan said.

“The financial support has saved me at least 10 hours a week, which I am now able to put back into the books.

“I am a long way from home and this scholarship has reduced the stress of accommodation costs.”

Ryan is grateful the scholarship enables him to remain on campus for another year.

“I absolutely love living at the Port Macquarie campus,” he said.

“Having immediate access to course facilities such as the library, reliable internet and my peers has been invaluable to get the best marks I can.” 

Ryan has a long-term vision of maximising his degree in Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science, with plans to specialise in diagnostic imaging after graduation.

“It is important for me to continue my professional development throughout my career as a radiographer,” Ryan said.

“Education is key, and I already have plans to undergo post-graduate study after working in the profession for a while.”

CEO of the Charles Sturt University Foundation Ms Sarah Ansell said, “Ryan is a shining example of the boost our scholarships can give to students.  

“Our campus facilities are world-class, so we strive to give each student as much access as possible to reach their potential.”

Ryan is looking forward to exploring the diverse areas of specialty within the field of medical imaging.

“I believe continued professional development in the workforce will assist me to develop vital skills in current treatment practices and future trends,” he said.

Ryan thanked Charles Sturt for the scholarship and hopes to be a positive ambassador for the university in the future.  

There are currently more than 150 scholarships on offer at Charles Sturt University. A full list of scholarships is available on the Charles Sturt website.


Media Note:

To arrange interviews with Mr Ryan Mies, contact Trease Clarke at Charles Sturt Media on 0409 741 789 or

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