As she comes to the end of her third year of study, Jessica is as committed as ever to becoming a doctor who makes a difference to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Supporting Jessica on her journey to becoming a doctor is the Go Further Indigenous Tertiary Scholarship from Arrow Energy.
“The support from Arrow Energy has been amazing. Essentially, this scholarship has enabled me to study medicine. It’s provided me the financial support to move up here away from home, to settle in and to afford textbooks and a stethoscope,” Jessica says.
“The scholarship also takes the pressure off working, so I can have social experiences through uni as well. When you combine classes, clinical skills sessions and study, it’s a 40-hour week. The scholarship means I’m not bogged down in work on top of all that.” Jessica says.
Her message to other students is to be proactive about looking for scholarship opportunities to help make the most of their university experiences and prepare for their careers.
“There are a lot of scholarship opportunities available, particularly for rural students, for women, for those from lower socio-economic backgrounds, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. I recommend jumping onto the JCU website for up-to-date information on what might be available to help you,” Jessica says.
To find out more about the scholarship opportunities through JCU, visit: www.jcu.edu.au/scholarships-@-jcu/browse-scholarships