25 September 2013
Twenty-five University of the Sunshine Coast students will receive awards totalling almost $20,000 at USC’s annual Semester 2 Scholarships, Bursaries and Prizes Presentation Ceremony on Thursday 26 September.
The event will include the presentation of six new prizes, including three from Graduate Women Queensland Inc. Sunshine Coast Branch aimed at encouraging Education, Nursing and Nutrition and Dietetics students to work in rural and remote areas.
The other new awards are the Caloundra Sport Injuries Clinic Prize, a University-sponsored Rural and Remote Education Prize and an Environmental Management Contractors Prize.
USC Development Office Director Russell Ousley said the support of students through scholarships, bursaries and prizes was vital to the University.
“These awards assist in attracting and retaining the best and brightest minds from both here on the Coast and further afield,” he said.
“A scholarship, bursary or prize can also provide critical support for those students in financial need or who are undertaking work placements as a component of their study program.
About 70 guests, including award donors and recipients, are expected to attend the ceremony.
Among the other awards to be presented tomorrow are the Centaur Joy Croker Silver Medal, the Jill Chamberlain Environmental Science Prize, the Dillon Folker Stephens Bursary, the Dr Paul McCarthy Memorial Bursary, the Sunshine Coast Local Medical Association Bursary, two Oxford University Press Public Health Prizes and the Wildlife Preservation Society Prize.
— Terry Walsh