Schol­ar­ship helps Jed to thrive at uni

Broome Advertiser - - News - Carly Laden

Broome stu­dent Jed Newman in­tends to make the most out of a schol­ar­ship that has opened the door to univer­sity.

Newman, who has be­gun study­ing for a Bach­e­lor of En­vi­ron­men­tal Sci­ence and Cre­ative Me­dia dou­ble ma­jor at Mur­doch Univer­sity in Perth, was one of seven stu­dents from re­gional Aus­tralia who were awarded schol­ar­ships from the Ge­orge Alexan­der Foun­da­tion.

Mr Newman said the schol­ar­ship has given him more flex­i­bil­ity when it came to study­ing as well as so­cial­is­ing.

“My in­tro­duc­tion to univer­sity has been very smooth and en­joy­able,” he said. “The best thing has been all the new friends I have gained over the last few weeks.

“I grew up with the same peo­ple through­out school, so meet­ing all th­ese new peo­ple has been great.

“As fun as this new free­dom is, I feel I will al­ways see Broome as home.”

Mr Newman also said study­ing at univer­sity seemed much more laid­back than high school and he felt more in con­trol of what he was learn­ing.

The Ge­orge Alexan­der Foun­da­tion schol­ar­ships are worth more than $24,000 over three years and aim to al­le­vi­ate fi­nan­cial pres­sures as­so­ci­ated with attending univer­sity far from fam­ily and friends.

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