Scholarship boost for university
THREE students have been rewarded for their efforts at high school with scholarships to help with their university studies.
Gin Gin State High School graduates Isabelle de Haviland and Scott Moller were awarded $6000 and $24,000 respectively as part of the 2010 Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Vice-Chancellor Scholarship program.
North Bundaberg State High School graduate Edmund Pickering also received a $24,000 scholarship.
Mr Pickering is now studying a Bachelor of Engineering at QUT, Ms de Haviland has almost completed her first year of a Bachelor of Applied Science and Mr Moller is doing a double degree in exercise and movement science, and education.
Ms de Haviland said the scholarship had helped with the purchase of text books.
She said it had also helped her meet other people and gain resources from the College of Excellence.
“We really got a lot of contacts out of it,” she said.
She said the College of Excellence would come in handy when she got to her third year of study.
“In that year, I have to do an experimental project and I know if I need help I can go to the College of Excellence,” she said.
QUT has more than 200 merit-based Vice-Chancellor scholarships on offer for 2011 as part of its $2.3 million scholarship program.
Applications close in November and students are encouraged to apply early despite not knowing their final score. OP scores of 1 or 2 are usually required.