Friday, 13 February 2009
The hard work has paid off for 14 of WA’s brightest TEE students who are about to commence their studies at Edith Cowan University (ECU).
The students have been awarded ECU Excellence Scholarships, valued at $2,000 per semester of full-time study.
Excellence Scholarships are offered annually to students enrolling at ECU, who achieve a Tertiary Entrance Rank of 90 or higher, and nominate an ECU course as their first preference.
This year’s scholarship recipients will start courses in education, psychology, nursing, business, computer science, communications and the arts.
Kate Pass will be studying a double degree, combining teaching with creative arts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts.
“I was thrilled to receive the scholarship and it will be a big help with university fees and study costs,” she said.
Melissa Smith is about to start the Bachelor of Communications and says the scholarship is a huge honour.
“It will be a big help in covering the costs of travelling to uni from Mandurah,” she said.
“I’ll be able to focus on my studies without having to worry about fitting in lots of work around classes,” she said.
ECU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kerry Cox congratulated the students, adding that he was pleased they had chosen ECU to help them reach their potential.
“With such a strong start to their university careers these students have the world at their feet, and we look forward to welcoming then onto our various campuses,” he said.
ECU offers a range of scholarships for prospective and current students. For more information, contact the Scholarships Office on 6304 3636.
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