Parkes Shire students Josie Thompson and Monique Morgan have been awarded the Jack Scoble Scholarships for 2021.
The scholarship offers funding to students for their tertiary studies, and covers relocation and accommodation costs, or the purchase of a laptop and textbooks.
Josie, a former student of Red Bend Catholic College, carried out her own research and found there was a high demand for speech pathologists in rural communities. She has been accepted into the University of Newcastle to study a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours).
Monique attended Trundle Central School, and has been accepted into the University of Wollongong to study Primary Education. Monique was inspired by her teachers at Trundle Central School.
“We had a number of outstanding applicants this year of which our panel chose to interview four,” said Councillor Bill Jayet. “Parkes Shire Council is delighted to support lifelong learning by helping to kick start what will no doubt be outstanding careers for this year’s scholarship recipients.”
The Jack Scoble Education Scholarships have provided financial assistance to students to the value of $105,000 between 2006 and 2021.