Future water engineer scoops $10,000 scholarship

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23 September 2014

USC student Jake Briggs of Brightwater last week took a giant step closer to achieving his dream of becoming a water infrastructure engineer.

Jake, 20, was announced as the winner of the $10,000 Unitywater Scholarship in Civil Engineering at the annual USC Engineering Awards Ceremony on Thursday 18 September.

The high-achieving, third-year Civil Engineering student, who is majoring in Environment and Water, also won the $5,000 Graham Tamblyn Scholarship last year.

“I chose this degree because I really want to work with water – whether it’s reservoirs, supply, quality or sanitation,” the former Nambour Christian College student said.

“I’m very excited that another part of the scholarship is the opportunity to do paid work at Unitywater during uni holidays over the next two years.

“This chance to work at Unitywater and prove myself to them and hopefully get a job there when I graduate is fantastic.”

Jake, who will use the scholarship funds to cover his study costs, thanked Unitywater in his acceptance speech. He said he hoped to give the company a good return on its investment and be an asset to Unitywater in the future.

Another 12 scholarships, prizes and bursaries worth almost $40,000 were presented to other top USC engineering students at the awards ceremony:

— Jane Cameron

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