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Mistrel Fetzer Boegheim – 2018 QCoal Foundation Scholarship Recipient

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The annual QCoal Foundation Scholarship is now open

Now in its seventh year, the prestigious QCoal Foundation scholarship offers regional and remote students financial support for their studies at James Cook University (JCU).

As part of its commitment to building resilient regional and remote Queensland communities, QCoal Foundation has partnered with JCU to support talented students from regional and remote communities to overcome the economic challenges associated with having to relocate to attend university.

QCoal Foundation CEO Sylvia Bhatia said the QCoal Foundation was delighted to offer this scholarship opportunity to regional and remote students for the seventh year in a row.

“Over the years we have supported students from a range of disciplines including medicine, geology, vet science, engineering and dentistry,” Ms Bhatia said.

“We encourage applicants from all over rural and regional Queensland to consider applying.  We are looking not only for students who do well academically, but also those who are supporting their local or school community and who have aspiration to work in regional and remote locations after graduating.”

Offered annually since 2015, the scholarship provides $30,000 over 3 years.

Applicants will be assessed on their aspirations to work in regional and remote communities after graduation, as well as academic performance, extra-curricular achievements, and community involvement.

Applications for the 2022 scholarship are now open and close on 16 January 2022.  Learn more about the QCoal Foundation Scholarship and previous recipients here.