Scholarship support for local students

16 MAY 2011

The generosity of the local region in its support of CSU in Wagga Wagga will be on display when the annual Scholarship Presentation Ceremony is held on Wednesday 18 May.

The generosity of the local region in its support of Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Wagga Wagga will be on display when the annual Scholarship Presentation Ceremony is held at CSU on Wednesday 18 May.
 
During the ceremony hosted by the Head of Campus at CSU in Wagga Wagga Mr Adrian Lindner, about 90 local students will receive their scholarships, valued at approximately $300 000, from donors to the Charles Sturt Foundation.  
 
Head of Campus at CSU in Wagga Wagga Mr Adrian Lindner. “Through the generous donations of business, individuals and other organisations, the students at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga receive valuable financial support to enable them to focus their energies on their academic pursuits,” said Mr Lindner.
 
“Research has shown that 70 per cent of students who study at Charles Sturt University stay in regional areas, so assisting the students to complete their studies is also an investment in the region,” he added.
 
Among those students to receive their scholarships from 4pm on Wednesday 18 May in Joyes Hall at CSU in Wagga Wagga are:
 
  • Recipient of the Wagga Wagga Teachers’ College Alumni Scholarship, Ms Tamara Hope. The final year Bachelor of Education (Primary) student was named winner of the 2010 Miss Wagga Wagga Quest. Ms Hope was also nominated for the Young Citizen of the Year in 2008 and was School Captain of Kildare Catholic College in 2007.
  • Recipient of the Capital Chemist 4th Year Scholarship, Ms Lauren Slater from Wagga Wagga.  The final year Bachelor of Pharmacy student travelled to remote Elcho Island in Arnhem Land in 2010. Ms Slater aims to use the knowledge gained during that research project to undertake a Masters and PhD in the area of Indigenous mental health. Read more about Ms Slater’s work on Elcho Island in 2010 here
  • Recipient of the Wagga Wagga City Council Scholarship is completing the final year of a Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathology) degree. Mr Andrew Dombrovski from Wagga Wagga hopes to undertake an Honours year in 2012 followed by a PhD.  He said he “ultimately would like to become a HIV or cancer researcher and a lecturer at CSU”.
  • Recipient of The Riverina Anglican College Scholarship is Mr Caleb Willis from Wagga Wagga. He is a final year Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) student. Mr Willis completed a Bachelor of Science (Analytical Chemistry) degree with Distinction in 2009. He wants to be a high school science teacher after his graduation. Mr Willis is also receiving one of the Wagga Wagga Teachers’ College Alumni Association scholarships. 
Further scholarships available through the Charles Sturt Foundation to students in Wagga Wagga can be found here.  

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