Zonta rewards high-achieving USC students

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Zonta rewards high-achieving USC students


Published on 14 September 2012

14 September 2012

A high-achieving final-year University of the Sunshine Coast Arts student has won a $1,000 scholarship from the Zonta Club of Blackall Range.

Former Flaxton resident Aleesha Taylor, 20, gratefully received the scholarship at a special dinner held in her honour at Montville recently.

Aleesha is studying a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Justice and Legal Studies, and last year achieved a grade point average of 6.

The 2008 Nambour Christian College graduate said the scholarship had helped her pay for a new computer and cover transport costs.

Aleesha said she hoped to use her USC degree to secure an internship with a legal firm or pursue other exciting career options.

“The degree is very broad, so I may also be eligible for a graduate position with the federal police,” she said.

Zonta Club of Blackall Range Committee Chair Carolyn Williams said the scholarship was awarded every year to a woman from the Blackall Range who had shown dedication to her studies.

“Aleesha is a delightful girl with not only an excellent academic record and glowing references from her lecturers but someone who is involved in voluntary work and in assisting her community,” she said.

The Zonta Club of Noosa also presented bursaries recently to four high-achieving female USC students.

Amber Nash, who is studying a combined Business/Commerce degree at USC, received the $1,000 Zonta Club of Noosa Jane M Klausman Women in Business bursary.

Bachelor of Environmental Health science student Ashleigh Morris received the $1,000 Zonta Club of Noosa Women in Science bursary, while a $500 Women in Science runner-up award went to Kristie Signer, who is studying a Master of Climate Change Adaption at USC.

Primary Education student Amanda Kent received the $1,000 Zonta Club of Noosa Indigenous Women’s Women’s Bursary.

Michelle Widdicombe

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