It’s going to be a fabulous start to 2018 for one recently graduated Year 12 student from Noosa District State High.
Well known for its support of a number of programs at the school, the Cooroy Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank has once again pledged its support to one local student when their annual university or TAFE scholarship program application period opens in December.
Branch manager, Geoff Edwards said providing support to a local student to further their tertiary education was part of the Community Bank branch’s commitment to the school and building a stronger community.
“The high cost associated with tertiary study can have a significant impact on a young person’s ability to further their education. Because of this, some may not get the chance to achieve their academic dreams without some help. The scholarship is designed to assist regional and rural students planning to attend university or TAFE for the first time in 2018,” Mr. Edwards said.
‘’Our Community Bank branch is proud to support local youth by furthering their education and easing some of the financial pressure on the recipient and their family,’’ he added.
The scholarship will support a local student with tertiary and study related costs. The successful applicant will receive funding of $5,000 for one year and depending on academic performance, the scholarship will be renewed for a second $5,000 instalment to assist the second year of their study.
Noosa District State High School Year 12 co-ordinator, Bernard Weekes said it’s wonderful knowing another NDSHS student will attend university or TAFE next year because of the bank’s generosity.
“This will be the sixth scholarship awarded by Bendigo Bank. We’re delighted to partner with them to give another senior student the opportunity to take their dream to the next level. Last year, the winner was Ruby Tucker and her example has inspired the Year 12 cohort this year. The 2018 recipient will be very fortunate and we’re delighted our relationship with the Cooroy Community Bank branch continues to strengthen - it’s a wonderful initiative,” Mr. Weekes said.
Eligible students are invited to apply at https://www.bendigobank.com.au/public/community/scholarships until January 27 and will then be assessed. The lucky recipient will be announced in time to put the funds towards set up costs for university and TAFE study in early February.
In the meantime, brochures are available from NDSHS reception, visiting the Cooroy Community Bank branch at 36 Maple Street or by calling 1300 304 541. The Cooroy Community Bank Scholarship is part of the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Scholarship Program, which now has 554 recipients across Australia.