Year 12 Eurobodalla students looking to start their studies in health next year are now invited to apply for a Banksia Villages Scholarship. The scholarship provides funding of $2,500 per year for undergraduate programs through the University of Canberra.
Prominent retirement and aged care facility Banksia Villages Limited, located at Broulee, is committed to supporting our local community – particularly local students - and established the scholarship program last year as part of its partnership with the University of Canberra. The scholarship is also an important way of providing career pathways into the rapidly growing aged care and wider health sectors.
The full scholarship package provides funding of $7,500 per student over a three-year period for eligible allied health, nursing, and public health courses offered through the University of Canberra’s Faculty of Health.
The merit based program is open to Year 12 students from St Peter’s Anglican College and Carroll College at Broulee, Moruya High School, and Batemans Bay High School. Scholarship students will be further supported during their program with clinical and work placements at Banksia’s residential aged care facility in Broulee and through the University of Canberra.
In launching the 2019 scholarship round, Banksia CEO Graham Wise said the scholarship provides an invaluable opportunity for Eurobodalla students to gain graduate qualifications in allied health, nursing or public health through a highly regarded and established tertiary institution.
Banksia’s partnership with UC is part of a range of education initiatives the not-for-profit charitable company is implementing in pursuit of new and meaningful ways to contribute to excellence and innovation in aged care and to supporting the local Eurobodalla region.
UC’s Faculty of Health is widely recognised for producing quality graduates and leading health research, and is involved in a number of significant projects in the health field. The University also operates a dedicated and purpose built rehabilitation, recovery and research facility in Bruce ACT, providing care and support to people experiencing mental illness or recovering from surgery, illness or injury.
Applications for the Banksia Villages Scholarship 2019 program will be accepted between 9am Monday 19th November 2018 and 5pm Monday 26th November 2018. More information at more www.banksiavillage.com.au/banksia-villages-scholarship/