Murrumbidgee Council announces scholarship recipients
Murrumbidgee Mayor Ruth McRae has announced three recipients for this year’s Murrumbidgee Council education scholarships.
Cr McRae said it was a pleasure to announce that Anna Pinnuck, Danielle Mannes and Claire Robb will each receive a $1,000 scholarship to assist with their university education.
“I warmly congratulate each of the ladies for receiving this scholarship and trust that it will be very beneficial in meeting the many costs associated with higher education study,” she said.
“It cannot be easy for any of our students who have been plunged into online study with the COVID-19 outbreak.
“No doubt each of our recipients has some unexpected costs, so I hope our scholarship helps to ease this financial burden”.
Cr McRae said she would normally have the opportunity to present the recipients with their scholarship in person and was disappointed she was unable to do this.
“I wish our recipients all the very best with their studies and also thank all those who applied for the scholarship,” she said.
Information on recipients:
- Danielle Mannes is from Coleambally. She is studying at the University of Canberra and in her first year of a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation.
Miss Mannes commented she is very appreciative to receive this scholarship from Murrumbidgee Council.
"It will be very helpful, particularly with the COVID-19 restrictions affecting my studies.
"I’m looking to purchase a new computer to help with my studies so the scholarship will go towards that," she said.
- Claire Robb is from Coleambally. She is in her third and final year of a Bachelor of Criminology, minoring in Sociology at the University of Wollongong.
Miss Robb said she is extremely grateful to receive a scholarship from Murrumbidgee Council.
"It will go a long way in helping me to complete my final year of my university degree.
"Especially now with the current COVID-19 situation, where learning from home has been a massive impact and change," she said.
"This scholarship will help me with my university expenses and accommodation.
"Thanks again to Murrumbidgee Council," added Miss Robb.
- Anna Pinnuck is from Jerilderie. She is in her first year of a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at the Australian Catholic University.
Miss Pinnuck said she is thrilled with the scholarship s her course has a thousand hours of work placement.
"It will be a big help with the travel and accommodation costs.
"Thank you to Murrumbidgee Council for the scholarship as it’s going to be a great help with my studies," said Miss Pinnuck.
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