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Mon, 19 Oct 2015

QCoal Foundation scholarship on offer

One lucky James Cook University student starting an undergraduate degree in geology or science next year will benefit from a new scholarship thanks to the QCoal Foundation.

Established to enrich the lives of rural and remote Queensland communities, the QCoal Foundation supports initiatives that are focused on health, liveability and education in those areas.

In particular, the Foundation is helping provide a pathway for rural and remote students to attend university.

“QCoal Foundation is proud to have partnered with James Cook University to provide this scholarship to young Queenslanders,” QCoal Foundation Director, Christopher Wallin said.

“This scholarship will provide students from rural and remote Queensland with the opportunity to further their education without the burden of having to be concerned about living away from home costs,” Mr Wallin said.

The scholarship, valued at $10,000 per year over three years, will assist the new student with their studies and help meet their living expenses.

Applications are now open now for students who intend to commence study at JCU in 2016, with preference given to those from communities in regional areas of Queensland.

Applicants are encouraged from the Isaac and Whitsunday Council regions. In particular; Airlie Beach, Bowen, Proserpine, Collinsville, Gumlu, Queens Beach, Carmila, Clairview, Clermont, Coppabella, Dysart, Glenden, Moranbah, Nebo and St Lawrence.

To be eligible, students:

  • need to have completed Year 12 within two years prior to studying at JCU
  • must be starting their first year of study in a Bachelor’s degree at a campus or study centre of JCU (excluding Brisbane and Singapore)
  • must be currently living in, or have relocated from, an outer regional, remote or very remote area (check website for details)
  • be an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian Permanent visa.

Applications close January 31, 2016. To apply, visit: www.qcoalfoundation.org