Charlotte receives scholarship for further education
Umina resident Ms Charlotte Te Puia has received a $5000 scholarship to pursue a higher education.
Ms Te Puia graduated from Niagara Park High School last year and was recently accepted into Macquarie University to study a double degree in law and arts.
The scholarship was awared by the Ettalong Beach Bendigo Community Bank
Branch manager Mr Peter McKeon said Ms Te Puia was a worthwhile recipient.
"Charlotte is a worthy grant scholar, having been accepted into Macquarie University under its Leaders and Achievers Program."
Ms Te Puia said she planned to major in international affairs and politics and that this grant would help make it easier for her to get the most out of studies.
"I'm thrilled to have been selected and look forward to continue to achieve strong results," Ms Te Puia said.
Board chairman Mr Mick Gage said this most recent scholarship brought the bank's scholarship commitments to Peninsula students up to $30,000.
"Our scholarships have been awarded to local students who have received strong academic results and been active members of the community.
"We are pleased to be able to help ease their financial burden as they take up their studies," Mr Gage said.
Media release, 21 Feb 2020
Peter McKeon, Ettalong Beach Bendigo Community Bank