Published on 14 February 2012
14 February 2012
Nine high-achieving students who are starting degrees at the University of the Sunshine Coast this semester have each received $12,000 Academic Excellence scholarships.
They were among 56 students who gained scholarships, ranging in value from $3,500 to $12,000, at USC’s annual Undergraduate Scholarships Presentation Ceremony at the Innovation Centre auditorium.
The event on Monday 13 February was attended by scholarship sponsors, high school principals, the students’ family members and University staff.
Shelby Daye of Shalom College in Bundaberg, Vanessa Evans of Nambour State High School and Maroochydore State High School graduate Sarah Thompson received the three Renouf Family Scholarships for 2012.
These scholarships are presented in memory of Sir Clem Renouf’s parents.
Jessica Quinn of Pittsworth State High School and Kerry-Anne Turner of North Bundaberg State High School received the two Tim Fairfax Regional Scholarships.
These scholarships are presented to support students from regional or remote areas in Queensland.
The four USC Chancellor’s Scholarships for 2012 went to Mason Vozzo of Sunshine Coast Grammar School, Corin Seric of the Brisbane School of Education, Harriet Smith of Sacred Heart College in Geelong, Victoria, and Frances Weichelt of the Tasmanian Academy.
These scholarships are to recognise, reward and encourage academic excellence. They have been funded by numerous gifts to the University and were presented to the students by Chancellor John Dobson.
Various businesses, community organisations and individuals presented seven other major scholarships, and the University awarded 40 Vice-Chancellor’s Merit scholarships valued at $6,000 each.
— Terry Walsh