Applications are now open for the 2016 April Bottom Scholarship, worth $10,500.

The April Bottom Scholarship was set up to assist families from the Parish of the Far West and Broken Hill with the education of their children, particularly where students needed to leave the region in order to achieve their education potential.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a resident of the Parish of Broken Hill and the Far West.
  • Undertake study outside the Parish in 2016.
  • Submit your completed application by the closing date and have it verified by parents/carers.
  • Provide your last year’s academic records and any other information (e.g. sporting, academic achievements, club memberships, etc.) to support your application.

The winner for the 2016 Scholarship will be notified in mid-October this year and the amount of $10,500 will go towards their tuition fees/boarding fees/text books, etc. as they commence their studies in 2016. Applications close on 15th September, 2015.

The 2015 recipient, Maddie Hoysted, from Broken Hill has commenced her Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) at Charles Sturt University in Port Macquarie. The scholarship is going towards Maddie’s tuition and boarding.

“I’m really enjoying my course so far,” says Maddie. “Even though it is very hard work, it’s also very interesting and involved. I’m really thankful I got to come to Port Macquarie…as the Uni here is much smaller with less people per class, which means more personal interaction with lecturers and much more hands on learning. Also, the town itself is just beautiful! I’m really happy here.”