College graduate receives Colombo Plan scholarship
A 20-year-old Woy Woy resident and Brisbane Water Secondary College graduate has been named as a recipient of the New Colombo Plan Scholarship for 2019.
Mr Jack Steed received the honour based on his academic excellence in addition to his leadership and involvement within the community.
The New Colombo Plan is an Australian Government Initiative designed to strengthen ties between Australia and the Indo-Pacific, with the scholarship program providing young Australians with the ability to undertake study, language training and internships within the region.
Mr Steed is studying a Bachelor of Business and Commerce at Newcastle University and will head to his host location China to study International Business Management at the University of Hong Kong.
He will also undertake internships with major sporting organisations such as the Royal and Ancient Golf Club and, at the 2020, Olympics which are to be held in Tokyo, Japan.
Mr Steed said that he is extremely honoured and humbled to be provided with this once in a lifetime opportunity to study and work within the Indo Pacific Region for 12 months as a New Colombo Plan Scholar.
"I am extremely grateful and excited for the opportunity to represent Australia within the region.
"I look forward to building both personal and professional relationships in an attempt to gain a better understanding of the rich Chinese culture," Mr Steed said.
"This scholarship will allow me develop my Mandarin language skills, while broadening my knowledge of both the sporting industry and business sector within Asia.
"I am thrilled by the opportunity to be able to use my love of sport to build and strengthen relationships between Australia and the Indo-Pacific Region," Mr Steed said.
Mr Steed's was presented with the scholarship by the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Ms Marise Payne at a ceremony in Parliament House earlier last month.
Website, 29 Nov 2018
Brent Walker, BWSC Umina
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