14 July 2014
Fielding Menzies Tertiary Scholarships
Three VCE students from the state's northwest will be able to study at university, thanks to a new scholarship, Fielding Menzies Tertiary Scholarship.
Recipients were awarded the scholarships at special assemblies in the Hindmarsh Shire on 22 July 2104.
Each student will receive $10,000 for three years (total $30,000 per recipient) with funds provided by the Fielding Foundation in partnership with the Menzies Foundation.
"This presentation will be a life-changing moment for each of these three capable young people," said Menzies Foundation CEO Sarah Hardy.
The winners are:
Nhill College: Jacob Creek
Jacob was born in Arnhem Land and moved to rural Victoria as a high schooler. The keen footballer and CFA member has a wildlife licence (he owns four sugar gliders) and hopes to study environmental science. He was year 11 DUX and is now school vice captain.
Rainbow Secondary College: Georgia Klemm
Georgia will be the first person in her family to seek tertiary education. She hopes to undertake a Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine and eventually research chronic diseases like cancer and Alzheimer's. "I feel very strongly about helping people through these ordeals as my family life has been affected greatly by these illnesses," she said.
Dimboola Memorial Secondary College: Madison Albrecht
Madison hopes to study international relations and commerce at university. She wrote about the advantages of growing up in a tight-knit community, but worried about the financial burden that tertiary study far from home would have on her family.