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Helping hand for Indigenous and rural students

Friday, 18 May 2012


  • Scholarship recipients Meg Barmuta and Alana Dean

    Scholarship recipients Meg Barmuta and Alana Dean

Rural student, Alana Dean, and Indigenous student, Meg Barmuta, are the latest recipients of the Dorothea Swift Nursing Scholarship.

The scholarship, worth $24,000 over three years, was established to support Indigenous and rural students complete their nursing degrees at ECU.

The scholarship will provide invaluable support to both students as they continue their nursing degrees.

ECU Director of Advancement Dr Anthony Medhurst said:

“We are really grateful to the donors of the Dorothea Swift Nursing Scholarship.  Thanks to their generosity and thoughtfulness, ECU can offer students from Indigenous and rural backgrounds the opportunity to begin a highly rewarding career in nursing and, in turn, benefit the lives of others. 

"Supporting scholarships like these can be genuinely life changing.  We would like to wish this year’s beneficiaries, Alana and Meg, every success in their degrees and look forward to seeing them progress in the future.”

For more information on this and other scholarship opportunities visit the ECU Scholarships website.

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