The Northparkes Indigenous Scholarships for 2019 were awarded during a presentation held at the mine last month.
Sophie Cusack from Parkes has been accepted into Charles Sturt University in Bathurst to study a Bachelor of Nursing and Kristi Logan from Peak Hill has been accepted into Charles Sturt University in Dubbo to study a Bachelor of Nursing.
Sophie and Kristi will both receive $5,000 per year of their study as part of their nontechnical scholarship. The recipients also received a laptop, and will be given work placements at Northparkes and throughout Australia.
“I am extremely grateful,” said Sophie. “Not only has it given me the opportunity to attend university, but it will assist with purchasing text books and support during my work placements.” Sophie wants to specialise in mental health.
“This is a wonderful opportunity and I hope that I can encourage others to get involved in the future. Once I finish my degree, I am really hoping to go into community health.
It is underutilised and understaffed area,” said Kristi.
Hubert Lehman, Managing Director Northparkes, said: “It is with great pleasure that we welcome Sophie and Kristi to the scholarship program. We welcome them to our employee pipeline and wish them all the best in their studies.”