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