Applications for Moyne Academic Support Scholarship now open

Published on 27 January 2022

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Moyne Shire Council is continuing to invest in the future of the region’s youth - with applications for the annual academic support scholarship now open.  

The scholarships were first handed out 24 years ago and have now supported more than 75 students from Moyne’s communities in their first year of tertiary education.

Mayor Cr Ian Smith said Council was proud to continue supporting young people transitioning to tertiary education through the $10,000 fund.

“The transition to university can be challenging and costly – this is Council’s way of supporting our young people on their education journey and to help take the pressure off,” Cr Smith said

“In previous years, recipients have used their scholarship to assist them with transport, books, accommodation and other essential study equipment.

“I encourage all students starting tertiary education in 2022 to submit an application before the deadline of 4pm on March 7.”

Scholarships will be awarded to Moyne Shire Council residents who are commencing full-time study in 2022.

The $10,000 fund will be distributed based on applications received. In 2021 five young people were awarded $2000 each.

2021 scholar, Ella Titmus, from Wangoom, is studying Veterinary Science at James Cook University in Townsville said the scholarship helped alleviate a lot of financial stress over the year.

“I did not have time for part-time work with the 8am to 5pm lectures and practicals,” she said.

“It made the move away from home a lot easier and more achievable.”

Recipients will be chosen based on their academic engagement in VCE/VCAL, but also their engagement within the community, as well as their reasons for undertaking the course and how the scholarship will assist them to reach their goals. 

More information about the Academic Support Scholarships, including online application forms, can be found at moyne.vic.gov.au/Our-Community/Academic-Support-Scholarships 

 

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