Man­durah boosts nurs­ing schol­ar­ships

Southern Telegraph - - News -

The City of Man­durah has al­most tripled its financial sup­port for nurs­ing schol­ar­ships at Mur­doch Univer­sity Peel Cam­pus, ac­cord­ing to Mayor Ma­rina Ver­gone.

Mrs Ver­gone said the coun­cil re­cently agreed to in­crease schol­ar­ship pro­gram fund­ing from $4000 to $11,000 a year for the next three years, in­clud­ing a new schol­ar­ship for in­dige­nous stu­dents.

She said the City of Man­durah was a long-time sup­porter of Mur­doch Univer­sity schol­ar­ships and had awarded al­most $20,000 to 19 stu­dents study­ing at the Peel Cam­pus since 2011.

“The City is very proud to have a his­tory of sup­port­ing Mur­doch Univer­sity’s Peel Cam­pus nurs­ing stu­dents,” Mrs Ver­gone said.

“The nurs­ing school pro­vides such a valu­able pro­gram for the Peel re­gion.

“We are ded­i­cated to sup­port­ing and nur­tur­ing lo­cal stu­dents — the City of Man­durah schol­ar­ship pro­gram is just one of the ways we demon­strate this.”

Mur­doch Univer­sity de­vel­op­ment man­ager Dana Hen­der­son said the univer­sity was grate­ful to the City of Man­durah for their con­tri­bu­tion to stu­dents.

Mrs Hen­der­son said the schol­ar­ships made a big dif­fer­ence to the lives of stu­dents and their fam­i­lies.

Pic­ture: City of Man­durah

Schol­ar­ship re­cip­i­ent Amanda Wilkin­son, cen­tre, with Mur­doch Univer­sity head of nurs­ing, Pro­fes­sor Cather­ine Feather­ston, and Man­durah Mayor Ma­rina Ver­gone.

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