Quandialla District Scholarships have been awarded to the following recipients for 2018:
Emma Dixon – Year 10 Scholarship (Continuing senior studies)
Emma is in Year 11 at Yanco Agriculture High School. Emma is enjoying the challenges of her senior studies and is looking forward to completing her HSC in 2019, once completed she is considering studying radiography.
Caitlin Dixon – Tafe Scholarship – Caitlin completed her HSC at the end of 2017, and is now furthering her studies at TAFE NSW, where she is undertaking a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. On the completion of this course, Caitlin will become an Early Childhood Educator at the Cowra PCYC.
Shea Broomby – University Scholarship (No. 1 – first year of study)
Shea has commenced her first year in a 4 year course, studying Bachelor of Education (K-12), at the Charles Sturt University, in Wagga. On the completion of this course, Shea will be able to teach all Primary levels, and Business Studies as well as casual topics in Secondary. Shea is proud of where she was raised, and hopes one day to be able to work in a small rural community. Shea is very thankful of the many opportunities that Quandialla has given her over the years, and is now enjoying giving back to her local community. Shea believes that small, farming communities are the heart of Australia, and if not properly educated, small town communities may struggle to keep up with the changing environments.
Grace Kelly – University Scholarship (No. 1 – first year of study – Runner-up)
Grace is currently enrolled in a 3 year Bachelor of Nursing course at Charles Sturt University in Wagga. Grace has been actively involved in the Quandialla community over many years, and on completion of her degree, she is looking forward to returning to a rural community to continue with a supportive and rewarding profession. Grace chose to study a Bachelor of Nursing, as she believes it will be a challenging and a very rewarding profession. Grace enjoyed growing up in the Quandialla district, where she said she was taught to treat everyone with respect and kindness, and she now believes that this understanding will be an integral part of her future career.
Melissa Causer – University Scholarship (No. 2 - second or further year of study)
Melissa is currently in her third year of study of a Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science Course (Radiation Therapy), at the Charles Sturt University - Wagga. Melissa’s course is of 4 years duration, with the 4th year involving 36 weeks of clinical placement. Melissa has chosen to specialise in Radiation Therapy. Earlier in the year, Melissa had four weeks placement in Darwin. On the completion of this course, Melissa is looking forward to assisting in rural communities. Melissa takes extreme pride in where she comes from and also has had great involvement in the Quandialla community over the years and continues to do so still today.
Bridgette Penfold – University Scholarship (No. 2 - second or further year of study – Runner Up)
Bridgette is in her second year of study at the University of Canberra. Bridgette is undertaking a degree in Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws. Her degree is five years in duration. In the Arts component of Bridgette’s degree, Bridgette is majoring in both Psychology and International Studies. Bridgette’s passion to study this degree stems back to her time at Quandialla Central School where she was an active participant in public speaking and debating, and also later in her final year at school, where she studied Legal Studies during her HSC. Bridgette’s respects that coming from a rural area, qualities such as community spirit and empathy are instilled within her beliefs, and she regularly tries to practice these qualities within the Canberra community and in her daily life.
These young ladies are all excellent recipients of the Quandialla District Scholarships for 2018, and the committee is very proud to support them as they continue with their studies. On reading all the 2018 applications, The Scholarship Committee was very impressed by the sincerity and compassion that all recipients showed in their applications, and the committee was also impressed on how much all the girls care and appreciate about living and growing up in the Quandialla community.
The committee looks forward to hearing of their achievements and where their studies take them in life. The committee is also very grateful for the continued support and sponsorship to our local students by Evolution (Cowal) Ltd, Central Tablelands Water, Quandialla Public School, Delta Agribusiness, GrainCorp Operations Ltd. and The Bland Hotel.
For further information in applying for Scholarships, or if you wish to make a donation, and in turn help our rural students, please contact the Secretary, Narelle Gault on 6347 1294 ah.