Education bursaries encourage students
EDUCATION fees can be a financial battle for some families but thanks to the RSL North Queensland Di s t r i c t RSL Women’s Auxiliary, four Townsville students have been given a leg up.
T h e s t u d e n t s w e r e awarded bursaries which are comprised of two $ 500 payments for years 11 and 12.
S t M a r g a r e t M a r y ’ s student Jessica Church, 16, and St Patrick’s College pupil Meghan Durnford, 15, both received their first $ 500 payments last week and Kirwan High’s Sarah Dickens, 17, and Pimlico High’s Philip Petersen received their final cheques.
T h e b u r s a r i e s a r e awarded to students who were nominated by a relat i v e s e r v i n g i n t h e Women’s Auxiliary.
Vice President Denise Durnford said she was sure all the students would put the bursaries to good use.
‘‘ Education is very important for a young person, especially if they want to go on to university,’’ Ms Durnford said.
‘‘ We hope our bursaries encourage the students to continue their studies.’’
Jessica said her great grandmother Joy Mulhall was a member o f t he Women’s Auxiliary and encouraged her to apply for a bursary.
‘‘ I’ll be putting the money
P h i l i p ’ s g r a n d mot h e r Julie Morrison nominated him for his bursary.
‘ ‘ I f I end up l eaving Townsville to go to university I will use the money to help out,’’ he said.