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Parkes Shire Council’s Jack Scoble Scholarship applications now open | Parkes Champion-Post

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

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.

The Council’s Director of Cultural Education and Library Services, Keren Jones, has appealed to students to apply for the valuable scholarship.

“It is important that we encourage local school graduates to consider the opportunities available to them and support them to achieve their aspirations,” she said.

“Having financial support can help make university education more accessible for the region’s youth to help ease 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,” said Ms. Jones.

The late Mr. Scoble MBE OAM was Mayor of Parks from 1966 to 1979.

He passed away in 2003, and has brought forward 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 BA in speech pathology at Newcastle University and said it was a tough first year in higher education.

“My freshman year of college has faced many challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” she said.

“The scholarship helped financially a lot, as I was able to buy textbooks and a printer for my first year at university.

“Having my own resources was very beneficial as I had limited access to physical resources due to COVID-19 restrictions in place.

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

There are three eligibility requirements for those applying for the scholarship.

  • Residents of Parksshire who have completed their Graduate School Certificate either at a school within the county, or at a school outside the county as nonresident students
  • Entering their first year of university full-time either immediately after high school graduation, or after a gap period of no more than 24 months
  • Conduct a course of study that benefits the rural community

Submissions close on January 21, 2022 at 10 am.

For more information, please contact Crane Jones, Director of Cultural Education and Library Services at Parksshire Council, at 026861 2338.

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