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Applications for Jack Scoble University Scholarship now open

Parkes Shire students entering their first year of full-time undergraduate studies in 2022 are encouraged to apply for the Jack Scoble Scholarship.

Supported by the Parkes Shire Council, the Jack Scoble Scholarship offers local students the opportunity to receive funding for their undergraduate studies, such as the purchase of a laptop and textbooks or transportation and accommodation costs.

“It is important that we encourage local school alumni to consider the opportunities available to them and support them to achieve their aspirations,” said the council’s director of library services and cultural education, Keren Jones.

Receiving financial support can help make university education more accessible for the region’s youth to help relieve the financial pressures of graduate studies. I also strongly encourage students who are going to enroll in the Parks Country Universities Center to consider this scholarship as they are also eligible to apply. “

The late Mr. Scoble MBE, OAM was Mayor of Parks from 1966 to 1979. He passed away in 2003, providing a profound legacy of community involvement, civic pride, leadership, and high personal values.

The Jack Scoble Education Scholarships provided students with $100,000 in financial aid between 2006 and 2021.

In 2021, Josie Thompson was awarded the scholarship. Josie is studying a BA in Speech Pathology at Newcastle University.

“My freshman year of university faced many challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The scholarship helped financially tremendously, as I was able to purchase textbooks and a printer for my first year at university. Having my own resources was very beneficial as I had limited access to material resources due to COVID restrictions. -19 applicable.

Josie added, “The financial support provided by this scholarship has allowed me to focus on my studies, which I really love.”

Applicants must be:

  • Residents of Parkes Shire who have completed a matriculation certificate at any of the schools within the Shire; or a school outside the Shire as non-resident students.
  • Entering their first year of college full-time either immediately after graduating from high school, or after a gap period of no more than 24 months.
  • Conduct a course of study that benefits the rural community.

Scholarship guidelines and application form are available on the council website, www.parkes.nsw.gov.au/living-here/your-community/education/scholarships/

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