Caitlyn receives scholarship
The Memorial Scholarship is funded by a legacy from the estate of the late Fred Taylor who was a long term and distinguished member of the Rotary Club of Corowa.
The scholarship has been established in accordance with Fred’s wishes to give assistance to local students in meeting costs associated with their studies.
This year’s recipient was Caitlyn Moore. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Medical and Radiation Physics at The University of Wollongong.
Caitlyn grew up in Corowa and attended St. Mary’s Primary School and Corowa High School, where she was a house captain and SRC representative.
Caitlyn has been involved in many community groups such as Girl Guides, Youth Council and Leos and played many sports over the years.
She has helped with various community events and her community involvement led to her being awarded Federation Council Young Citizen of the Year in 2017.
President Bill Bott presented Caitlyn with her cheque at a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Corowa.
Caitlyn thanked the Rotary Club, saying that the scholarship will be invaluable to her by assisting her to purchase textbooks, protective clothing and other resources required by her course.
It will allow her to concentrate more on her studies without the added burden of financial stress. Caitlyn is loving university life, living on campus and making the most of every opportunity. She loves being near the beach and has made many new friends but she still loves to come home to her family and friends whenever possible.
Caitlyn’s course will take her three to four years to complete and she hopes to be able to come back to the area and help locals, possibly by working at the Albury Cancer Centre or other local hospitals. Caitlyn’s willingness to give back to the local community, her happy and infectious attitude and the fact that she loves to give everything a go was what made her the successful candidate in 2018.
The scholarship is open to any student undertaking full time tertiary study, irrespective of which year of the course they are undertaking.
It is also open to those undertaking full time post graduate studies and TAFE courses.
Applications open on the first day of February each year and close on March 31 of that given year. More information is available at https://www.corowarotary.org.au/projectsevents/scholarship/.
Each year the Rotary Club of Corowa awards a $3000 scholarship to a student who was a resident of Corowa whilst studying for their HSC and is now undertaking full time tertiary studies.