25 September 2014
USC will present its first Law bursaries, two awards valued at $5,000 each, at its annual Semester 2 Scholarships Presentation Ceremony on Friday 26 September.
USC introduced a suite of Law degrees this year and has received strong support from the local legal profession, including donations to establish two new bursaries – the Ferguson Cannon Lawyers Bursary and the Justin Crosby Memorial Law Bursary.
These will be among 34 awards, worth a total of $48,000, to be presented to USC students from various disciplines at the ceremony.
USC Development Office Director Russell Ousley said the total value of the awards to be given out in semester two had more than doubled since last year, thanks to the generosity of donors – both individuals and organisations – and the establishment of several new bursaries.
“The Justin Crosby Memorial Law Bursary was established by the Sunshine Coast Law Association in memory of the popular Sunshine Coast solicitor who died last year,” he said.
“We are very grateful that leading local law firm Ferguson Cannon also established a new bursary for a USC law student this year.
“All of our donors recognise that investment in people’s participation in education can transform lives.”
Other new awards this year include the inaugural Helen Hall and Judy Henzell Rural and Remote Nursing Bursaries valued at $10,000, to be shared between six Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery students undertaking rural and remote nursing placements.
— Jane Cameron