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Kellara receives special university scholarship

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Adam Scott Foundation full scholarship recipient CQUniversity Bundaberg student Kellara Harney with Associate Vice-President (Gladstone and Wide Bay region) Luke Sinclair (left) and Foundation Chair Andrew Hay.

CQUniversity’s ongoing partnership with the Adam Scott Foundation means three new students are able to achieve their study goals after being awarded CQUniCares Adam Scott Foundation Scholarship this year.

The partnership, which commenced in 2013, has supported 16 students to continue their studies at CQUniversity in a variety of disciplines.

The Term 1, 2021 recipients include Bundaberg-based Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) student Kellara Harney, who has received the full scholarship (up to $50 000), while fellow CQUni student Madison Bruce received a scholarship valued at $5000 per year for four years, and Emilie Vernon received a bursary, valued at $1000 per year.

Adam Scott Foundation Chair Andrew Hay and CQUni Associate Vice-President Gladstone and Wide Bay Region Luke Sinclair recently met with Kellara.

Kellara moved to Bundaberg from Blackall in Central West Queensland to study Occupational Therapy.

“I'm absolutely thrilled – knowing how hard I have worked to get here, and generally just having my achievements recognised is really flattering,” she said.

“Being the first in my family to attend university is definitely a daunting task, however the financial stress – especially since I moved from such a rural location to Bundaberg to study – was a financial burden, let alone the costs involved with study.

“That is probably the biggest way (the scholarship) has helped me so far.”

Chair of the Adam Scott Foundation Andrew Hay said he was very pleased with the relationship developed between CQU and the foundation.

“This relationship continues to provide an opportunity for many students to reach their dream of a university education in their chosen field,” he said.

“It is wonderful to meet some of the students and to hear, firsthand, their experiences.

“We wish them well in their ongoing studies.” .

There are plans in place to further expand the partnership in coming months to further destinations around Australia as part of the foundation vision.

The CQUniCares Scholarship program changes lives and CQUni is grateful to partner with foundations like the Adam Scott Foundation who share the University’s passion for making a difference in the lives of our students, their families and our communities.

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