Parkes Shire students undertaking their first year of full-time university studies in 2022 are encouraged to apply for a Jack Scoble Scholarship.
The scholarship offers students assistance to purchase a laptop and textbooks, or relocation and accommodation costs.
“Receiving a financial boost can help make university education more accessible for regional young people to help ease the financial pressures of tertiary studies,” said Council’s Manager Cultural Education & Library Services Kerryn Jones. “I also strongly encourage students who will be registering with the Parkes Country Universities Centre to consider this scholarship as they are also eligible to apply. “
The late Jack Scoble MBE, OAM was Mayor of Parkes from 1966 to 1979. He died in 2003, providing a profound legacy of community involvement, civic pride, leadership and high personal values.
The Jack Scoble Education Scholarships have provided financial assistance to students to the value of $100,000 between 2006 and 2021.
Josie Thompson was awarded the scholarship this year. She is studying a Bachelor of Speech Pathology at the University of Newcastle.
“My first year of university was met with many challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The scholarship helped significantly financially, as I was able to purchase textbooks and a printer for my first year at university. Having my own resources was extremely beneficial as I had limited access to physical resources due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place.
Scholarship guidelines and the application form are available on Council’s website www.parkes.nsw.gov.au/living-here/your-community/education/scholarships/
Applications close on 21st January 2022 at 10am. For more information, contact Kerryn Jones on 6861 2338.