Mackay scholarship winner makes move to USC

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One of Mackay’s top school leavers has taken the first steps towards a career in medicine, starting at the University of the Sunshine Coast with the help of a Vice Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship.

Molly Bristow was the school captain of Mackay North State High School in 2018 and graduated as the Senior Dux of the school with an OP 2, along with several other academic, community and music awards.

The Vice Chancellor’s Merit Scholarships are awarded to high-achieving students commencing their first undergraduate degree and offer up to $12,000 over the duration of a maximum of five years of study.

Accepted to study a Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Molly said the scholarship offers motivation to continue bettering her academic standard.

“Being recognised by USC in this way inspires me to perform at my absolute best,” Molly said.

“The actual scholarship itself will allow me to purchase all the extra learning materials I need to realise this without hesitation and, for that, I’m truly grateful.”

Molly plans to use the undergraduate degree as a stepping stone to a medical career.

“I’ve always wanted to be a doctor but I’m not too sure what field I’d like to practice in yet,” Molly said.

“The Biomedical Science program at USC really appealed to me and I knew it would be a great introduction in to the medical world.”

The 17-year old had originally planned to study in Brisbane but when her parents decided to relocate to the Sunshine Coast once she graduated, Molly researched her options at USC.

“I went to one of the Open Days and instantly liked the campus,” she said.

“Being able to compare satisfaction ratings between USC and other bigger universities was also great because I knew I’d need extra support being in a new town and a new university.

“All of USC’s satisfaction ratings for student support were incredibly high so that helped me make my final decision.”

 
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