Former Parkes High School student Kaitlyn Spence is one of two successful recipients of the 2020 Northparkes Indigenous Scholarships.
Kaitlyn has been accepted into Charles Sturt University in Orange to study a Bachelor of Health and Rehab Science.
“I am excited to have started on the path to my dream job. This scholarship will help pay for equipment and accommodation,” said Kaitlyn. “I am also excited about the opportunity to further expand my skills and knowledge through my work placement at Northparkes.”
The second scholarship went to Lily Walsh from Forbes who has been accepted into Charles Sturt University in Bathurst to study a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science.
Both Kaitlyn and Lily will receive $5,000 per year of their study as part of their non-technical scholarship. They will also receive a laptop to assist them with their tertiary studies. In addition, the students receive work placements on site at Northparkes and throughout Australia.
Northparkes Managing Director, Hubert Lehman said: “The scholarship program is vital to help Indigenous people further their studies and also to help develop the Northparkes employee pipeline. We are proud to welcome you and wish you all the best in your studies.”