Media release - Apply now for a Murrumbidgee Council scholarship at Charles Sturt University

Murrumbidgee Council Mayor Ruth McRae has announced applications are now open for the 2020 Murrumbidgee Council Foundation Scholarship at Charles Sturt University.

Cr McRae said the Council is very proud of the scholarship and the opportunities it provides to students from the Murrumbidgee Local Government Area (LGA).

“Assisting our local students to obtain a degree at Charles Sturt University is a key part of our role in community development and we see it as an extremely important aspect in the development and growth of our residents.

“Support, such as this scholarship, is more important than ever with the financial strain our community is facing from the prolonged drought,” Cr McRae said.

The scholarship is valued at $4,000 and is available to students who are studying full-time at a Charles Sturt University campus.

Applicants should provide evidence of sound academic achievement, career goals and aspirations, and also community or regional involvement.

Preference is given to students who will commence studying in 2020, however continuing students are also welcome to apply.

Applications close 20 February 2020.

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Cr McRae added those looking to study next year should also apply for Murrumbidgee Council’s Monash Bursary.

“The bursary, valued at $2,000, is open to long-term residents of Murrumbidgee LGA who are considering entering post-secondary education through university, college or TAFE or an approved course of formal training with a Registered Training Organisation. This includes apprentices, trainees and those studying in adult education.

“To apply for the bursary, applicants need to submit an essay reflecting on the principles demonstrated by Sir John Monash.

Entries for the bursary close at 4.00 pm on Wednesday 11 September 2019, with the successful recipient announced at this year’s Monash Dinner on 20 September.

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