17 February 2012
Former Beerwah State High School prefect Tyson Blair has received a $6,000 Vice-Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship from the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Tyson was among 56 recipients to be honoured at USC’s Undergraduate Scholarships Presentation Ceremony on Monday 13 February.
The 18-year old Beerwah resident said he was overwhelmed and flattered to receive the scholarship, which will help support him financially as a student.
The OP5 graduate said he had applied to study USC’s combined Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Science as he could not decide which of these fields he wanted to specialise in.
“When I was at school, I always wanted to do business but I was also good at physics and chemistry. So when I saw that USC offered a dual science and business degree, I thought I would just do that,” he said.
“I also spoke to quite a few people who said they loved USC because of its friendliness and environmental surrounds.
“I am really looking forward to being at USC and getting back into the routine of studying after such a long break.”
USC Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Hill said the University awarded scholarships, bursaries and prizes each year to reward academic excellence and to support students financially during their studies.
“The University is very grateful to our donors for supporting our students as they pursue their educational goals and future careers,” he said.
Tyson lists music and golf as his passions. He played the trombone in the Beerwah State High School band from Years 8 to 12.
— Michelle Widdicombe