University of Wollongong awards top Bega students

Community Scholarship recipients with their sponsors. Ben Marshman, Clinton Meredith, Emma Prowse, Mitchel Sieger, Cellestine Janiola, Amelia Love, Angus Young, Alison Vandenbergh, Greg Berman (Bega RSL Sub Branch), Nicola Collins (Collins Family Scholarship), Colin Dun (Rotary Club of Pambula), Michael Britten (Mumbulla Foundation), Philip Smith (Bendigo Bank), Mikayla Larkham, Peter Wiley (Bega Lions), Darryl Dobson (Rotary Club of Pambula) and Richard Galton (Rotary Club of Bega).
Community Scholarship recipients with their sponsors. Ben Marshman, Clinton Meredith, Emma Prowse, Mitchel Sieger, Cellestine Janiola, Amelia Love, Angus Young, Alison Vandenbergh, Greg Berman (Bega RSL Sub Branch), Nicola Collins (Collins Family Scholarship), Colin Dun (Rotary Club of Pambula), Michael Britten (Mumbulla Foundation), Philip Smith (Bendigo Bank), Mikayla Larkham, Peter Wiley (Bega Lions), Darryl Dobson (Rotary Club of Pambula) and Richard Galton (Rotary Club of Bega).

University of Wollongong students were awarded on Thursday at the university’s Scholarship and Academic Presentation.

Fourteen students were awarded Community Scholarships from the Mumbulla Foundation, the Bega RSL Sub Branch, the Collins Family, Rotary Club of Pambula, Bendigo Bank, Bega Lions and Rotary Club of Bega.

Sixteen students also received academic awards.

TOP STUDENTS: University of Wollongong student and one of fourteen Community Scholarships winners, Amelia Love. Picture: Alasdair McDonald

TOP STUDENTS: University of Wollongong student and one of fourteen Community Scholarships winners, Amelia Love. Picture: Alasdair McDonald

Mumbulla Foundation scholarship winner Amelia Love, said the $1000 award will help with the purchase of text books for her Bachelor of Arts degree in Community Culture and Environment.

“I’d like to do a Masters of Teaching and become a primary school teacher,” the 22-year-old said first year student said.

Amanda Young (left) received the 2017 Merci Baafi award for compassion in Nursing with Shirleyanne Powell (right) who achieved the overall highest academic results of all 330 UOW Bachelor of Nursing graduates of 2016.

Amanda Young (left) received the 2017 Merci Baafi award for compassion in Nursing with Shirleyanne Powell (right) who achieved the overall highest academic results of all 330 UOW Bachelor of Nursing graduates of 2016.

“I’ve lived here all my life and I love it.”

Bega campus manager Sam Avitaia said the university is grateful for the continued support.

“Many of our students have multiple responsibilities as parents, students, employees and carers, so the support towards their studies means so much,” she said.

“The Bega campus has the most community scholarships of any UOW regional campus, Bega is just that kind of community.”