Dar­ren Weir Rac­ing of­fer $10,000 Schol­ar­ship for Mar­cus Old­ham Col­lege

of­fer $10,000 schol­ar­ship for Mar­cus Old­ham Col­lege

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A new un­der­grad­u­ate schol­ar­ship backed by one of Aus­tralia’s lead­ing rac­ing sta­bles will en­able as­pir­ing Thor­ough­bred Rac­ing In­dus­try lead­ers the op­por­tu­nity to study at

Sup­port­ing a schol­ar­ship at Mar­cus Old­ham is a good fit for us, it makes sense,” said mul­ti­ple Group 1 win­ning trainer Dar­ren Weir. “Over the years we have had sev­eral grad­u­ates work with us, and I have been im­pressed by their work ethic and the dif­fer­ent skills they are able to con­trib­ute to our busi­ness. “I’m very ex­cited to be able to give back to the in­dus­try and en­sure that we en­cour­age young peo­ple to pur­sue ca­reers in the thor­ough­bred in­dus­try. Speak­ing from ex­pe­ri­ence, it’s hard work but a lot of fun.” The $10,000 Dar­ren Weir Schol­ar­ship is avail­able to ap­pli­cants en­rolled or in­tend­ing to en­rol in Mar­cus Old­ham’s Diploma of Equine Man­age­ment for the 2019 aca­demic year. The ap­pli­cant must be pas­sion­ate about the thor­ough­bred rac­ing in­dus­try, have a de­sire to fur­ther their learn­ing and pur­sue a ca­reer in the in­dus­try. The Schol­ar­ship will pro­vide fi­nan­cial sup­port to­wards the tu­ition or res­i­den­tial fee and is avail­able for the en­tirety of the oneyear Diploma of Equine Man­age­ment Pro­gram. There is also the op­por­tu­nity to un­der­take the 8-week prac­ti­cal place­ment com­po­nent of the course at Dar­ren Weir Rac­ing. Ap­prox­i­mately 20% of stu­dents in their first year of study, across the three un­der­grad­u­ate cour­ses at Mar­cus Old­ham, are sup­ported by the gen­eros­ity of the spon­sors and donors of the Mar­cus Old­ham Schol­ar­ship and Bur­sary Pro­gram. “The Dar­ren Weir Rac­ing Schol­ar­ship is a tes­ta­ment to our grad­u­ates’ suc­cess, and an ac­knowl­edg­ment from Dar­ren that our Equine Man­age­ment cur­ricu­lum is meet­ing and ex­ceed­ing the bench­mark set by the thor­ough­bred in­dus­try,” said the Prin­ci­pal of Mar­cus Old­ham, Dr Si­mon Liv­ing­stone. The Diploma of Equine Man­age­ment is a year long in­ten­sive course of­fered on cam­pus at Mar­cus Old­ham in Gee­long, Vic­to­ria. A com­bi­na­tion of lec­tures, lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional study tours, in­dus­try place­ment and hands on prac­ti­cal ex­pe­ri­ence has seen the Col­lege be­come Aus­tralia’s lead­ing ed­u­ca­tor in equine man­age­ment.

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