Kepnock State High School Year 9 student Shania White has been awarded a two-year Harding Miller Education Foundation academic scholarship.
More than 400 public high school students applied for the scholarships and Shania was selected as one of 139 recipients.
“When I found out I had won the scholarship I felt so lucky and grateful,” Shania said.
“After school, I want to pursue a career in stem cell and cell therapy R and D.
“I want a masters degree in genetics and medicine.”
The Harding Miller Education Foundation focuses on supporting hard working and high academic achieving young women.
The program provides scholarship winners with valuable tools and support to help optimise academic success and achieve their career aspirations.
Scholarship recipients receive new laptops, high speed internet, face-to-face and online tutoring, subject and career guidance, mentoring and financial support to help cover the costs of uniforms, books and school expenses.
The two-year scholarships are awarded to students in Year 9 and at the end of Year 10 the recipients are invited to reapply for another two years of support. The four years of scholarship support is valued at over $20,000.
Harding Miller Education Foundation executive director Cara Varian said Shania was very deserving of the scholarship.
“We are so pleased to announce Shania as one of the scholarship recipients for 2020,” she said.
At the Harding Miller Education Foundation, we are focused on providing talented, hard working and high achieving young Australian women with tools, resources and support to help them reach their full potential.
“Shania is well deserving of the two-year scholarship and we are sure it will help her achieve success in coming years and put her in a position to fulfil tertiary education and career aspirations after school.
“We encourage any other local young girls who may need support to consider applying for a Harding Miller Education Foundation scholarship this year.”
Since its launch in 2015 the Foundation has supported 470 scholarship recipients.
Applications for scholarships for 2021 will be open until 23 September.
To find out more information, get involved or support with the Foundation click here.
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