Applications are being invited from Peninsula students for a new scholarship program that will cover their study costs in their first year of higher education.
Successful scholarship applicants will initially receive funding for one year and, depending on academic performance, the scholarship may be renewed to assist in the second year of their study.
Applications are invited from eligible students, starting their studies in 2018, which close on 29 January 2018 and will be assessed in early February 2018.
The scholarships will be offered by the Ettalong Beach Community Bank as part of the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Scholarship Program, which partners with Community Bank branches, Rural Bank and The University of Melbourne.
Ettalong Beach branch chairman Mr Mick Gage said the local scholarship program was launched because the branch believed local students deserved a fair chance to achieve their dreams.
“We know an investment in their education will help young people gain access to tertiary education and will yield great returns to the student, their families and the local community,” Mr Gage said.
“This year, for the first time in the history of the program, applications will also be considered for students wishing to undertake study at TAFE,” he said.
“Ultimately, we want to be part of a system that transforms the lives of local students so we’re committed to creating pathways to allow that opportunity.
“Our young people are our future and we believe they need the best support possible to achieve their dreams.”
For further information, contact Ettalong Beach Community Bank branch on 4344 4206 or visit www.bendigobank.com.au/scholarships.
Media release, 2 Dec 2017
Jeanette Polley, Ettalong
Beach Community Bank