Friday, 29 April 2011
Congratulations to ECU student, Michaela Jaeger, who has received a Gerald Frank Brown Memorial Scholarship to help fund her exchange placement at ECU.
The scholarships were established by the Government of Western Australia in cooperation with the universities of Perth to financially assist high-achieving European students to study in Western Australia through a formal exchange program.
The funds for the scholarships are provided by Mr Gerald Frank Brown, whose estate was entrusted to the Government of Western Australia in 1995.
Michaela is currently studying a Bachelor of Science (Media Informatics) at her home institution, Universität Ulm, in Germany. In 2011 she is completing one year of her undergraduate studies at ECU through the ECU-Universität Ulm exchange program.
Since arriving in Perth Michaela has been enjoying the Australian climate and way of life.
“As I am from Germany the culture and the weather is a bit different. So far I’ve enjoyed the wonderful beaches around here including a surf lesson, the Perth city centre with all it has to offer and also some areas around here such as Fremantle and Caversham Wildlife Park. I’ve been enjoying meeting people from all over the world, which is a great experience for me,” said Michaela.
An awards ceremony was hosted by Murdoch University on Tuesday, 19 April where the former Agent General and former Member of Parliament, Mr Bill Hassell, presented Michaela and two other Gerald Frank Brown Memorial Scholarship recipients, with their $2,000 award.
For more information on ECU’s exchange program visit the ECU International website.