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New bursary for USC Law students

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Published on 25 June 2014

A $5,000 bursary has been introduced for first-year Law students at the University of the Sunshine Coast to honour the memory of solicitor Justin Crosby who died in May last year.

Applications are open until 6 July for the bursary, established by the Sunshine Coast Law Association to recognise the outstanding legal service Mr Crosby provided to the local community over many years.

A recent fundraising dinner held by the association and USC raised more than $12,000 for the Justin Crosby Memorial Law Bursary, intended to be awarded annually.

Association President John Watson said he was delighted with the attendance of 135 people and expected the fundraising dinner would become an annual event.

USC Foundation Professor of Law Neil Rees encouraged eligible students of USC’s Bachelor of Laws to apply for the new bursary to support their education and career.

“Selection criteria include academic merit and financial need, with preference given to students who attended high school on the Sunshine Coast,” Professor Rees said.

Details of the bursary are available online.

Ongoing donations to the bursary can be made by visiting SCLA.

 – Julie Schomberg

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