Students set to take off with scholarship
A new scholarship aimed at helping Indigenous students achieve their dreams at James Cook University is now open for applications.
The Queensland Airports Limited and Townsville Airport Indigenous Scholarship will provide two full-time first year Indigenous students with up to $32,000 each to study a Bachelor of Engineering, Information Technology, Environmental Science and Management, Business, Business and Environmental Science, or Commerce at JCU’s Bebegu Yumba Campus in Townsville.
JCU Deputy Vice Chancellor Indigenous Education and Strategy Professor Martin Nakata said the scholarship is an exceptional opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
“Making the decision to pursue a tertiary education can be financially daunting for any new student and I’m thrilled this scholarship will help to ease that burden,” he said.
“The range of eligible degrees supported by the scholarship means the sky is the limit for students who apply.
“I’d like to thank Queensland Airports Limited for partnering with JCU and providing this generous financial support.
“It is pleasing to work with an organisation that recognises the importance of providing opportunities such as this for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.”
Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) CEO Amelia Evans said Townsville Airport is proud to partner with JCU to help make education more accessible to everyone.
“We at Queensland Airports Limited and Townsville Airport value equal opportunity, and having access to good quality education not only benefits the individual, but society as a whole,” she said.
“These scholarships are designed to make the dreams of two students a reality by supporting their path to tertiary education and assisting them to achieve educational success.
“We’re looking forward to hearing about the recipients of these scholarships, and how our contribution has helped launch their career, in something new.”
QAL owns and operates the Townsville, Gold Coast, Mount Isa and Longreach airports, with Townsville Airport the centre of aviation in the North Queensland region.
To apply, head to www.jcu.edu.au/scholarships and search “airport” or click here.
Applications close January 31, 2023.
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