Published on 20 February 2014
Six high-achieving students who are starting degrees at the University of the Sunshine Coast this semester have each received $20,000 Academic Excellence Scholarships.
They were among 54 new undergraduates and 10 postgraduate students to gain scholarships – ranging in value from $3,500 to $20,000, and totalling $700,000 – at USC’s 2014 Scholarships Presentation Ceremony today.
The event at USC’s Innovation Centre auditorium was attended by about 200 people, including scholarship sponsors, high school principals, the students’ family members and University staff.
James Cran of Chancellor State College and Natalie Woods of Christian Outreach College, Toowoomba, received the Renouf Family Scholarships for 2014. These scholarships are presented in memory of Sir Clem Renouf’s parents.
Brodie Edwards of Roma State College and Ellen McGuigan of Monto State High School received Tim Fairfax Regional Scholarships, which are presented to support students from regional or remote areas in Queensland.
Two USC Chancellor’s Scholarships went to Conor Fogarty of Caloundra Christian College and Jacob Templeton of St Brendan Shaw College, Tasmania.
These scholarships are funded by numerous gifts to the University to recognise, reward and encourage academic excellence. They were presented by Chancellor John Dobson.
Other donor scholarships went to:
- Dylan Brown, Kawana Waters State College, Caloundra RSL Sub-Branch Scholarship;
- Jackson Dickfos, North Lakes State College, ANZ Bank Scholarship;
- Emma Angel, Sunshine Coast Grammar School, Rod and Jan Forrester Scholarship in Business;
- Emily Hick, Unity College, Sunshine Coast Daily Kathleen McArthur Memorial Scholarship;
- Maddison Nettleship-Holmes, Siena Catholic College, Poole Group Scholarship in Accounting;
- Darcy Korn, James Nash State High School, Les and Mary Hall Scholarship in Engineering; and
- Kristy Barker, Mountain Creek State High School, Jalarema Indigenous Scholarship.
The University also awarded 41 Vice-Chancellor’s Merit Scholarships, valued at $12,000 each, and ten $5,000 Vice-Chancellor’s Honours Scholarships.
— Terry Walsh