|1 July 2019
Wattle Range Council and the University of South Australia congratulate Bailey Hateley and Madison Whitehead who have been announced the inaugural recipients of the Wattle Range Council sponsored student scholarships.
The scholarships, each valued at $2,500, are available for Wattle Range residents who are commencing an undergraduate degree with the University of South Australia in 2019.
Madison has commenced a Bachelor of Primary Education (Honours) degree at the University of South Australia’s Mount Gambier Campus while Bailey is studying a Bachelor Education (Secondary) in Adelaide with the aim of becoming a Home Economics teacher.
Both students will use their scholarship to assist with travel, accommodation, materials and other costs associated with studying away from their hometown.
Wattle Range Mayor, Des Noll said, “It is important that Council encourages the young people of our region to undertake higher education in pursuit of their career of choice. We need to support regional youth in every way we can and create opportunities to attract them back to the Limestone Coast as professionals in the future.”
University of South Australia’s Regional Manager: Mount Gambier, Ian McKay expressed the Universities’ appreciation of the support being provided by Wattle Range Council to deliver the scholarships.
“Students, particularly those who are studying away from their home, have a wide range of costs that they incur to support their study, and the assistance of scholarships such as this is particularly valuable to them.
“It is pleasing that Wattle Range Council have decided to establish support programs for tertiary education such as the University of South Australia scholarships, which is a sound investment in the future workforce in the region,” Mr McKay said.
Pictured: Professor Joanne Cys (Pro Vice Chancellor: Education, Arts and Social Sciences, University of South Australia) presented Bailey Hateley with the Wattle Range Council UniSA Study Grant.
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For further information on the Scholarship Program contact:
Steve Chapple, Director Development Services
Wattle Range Council
Telephone: (08) 8733 0900
Ian McKay, Regional Manager: Mount Gambier
University of South Australia