A Bundaberg Region Youth Scholarship Award will help winner Lauren Bloomfield get set for university as she pursues her goal of becoming a health and physical education teacher.
Lauren is one of the inaugural scholarship recipients under the Bundaberg Regional Council award scheme aimed at providing financial support for youth from the region who are passionate about their education.
A student at Bundaberg State High School, Lauren is looking forward to graduating from year 12 later this year before commencing the STEPS program at Central Queensland University Bundaberg campus in 2023, which will lead her in to a Bachelor of Education course.
“This scholarship is hopefully going to help me with being able to purchase a new device to complete my work on and to buy any textbooks that I will need during uni,” she said.
“My dream for my future is to hopefully finish my Bachelor and start teaching full time as a HPE teacher.”
Since moving to the Bundaberg Region from north Brisbane with her family in 2019, Lauren, the youngest of five siblings, has continued her love of sports and outdoor life.
“I have always had an interest in sport either playing it or watching it and growing up I played lots of different sports for my school from T-ball, track and field, footy, netball, volleyball and basketball,” she said.
“I’ve always loved sport so why not teach it as well.
“I like living in the Bundaberg Region because of all the beaches.”
The BRYSA scholarship program received 31 nominations with seven recipients awarded based on merit by an Advisory Group made up of representatives from Youth Services Bundaberg, Link & Launch, CQUniversity and Bundaberg Regional Council.