Mackay Regional Council encourages study at CQUni
Published on 17 April, 2012
Two CQUniversity students have recently received $5000 bursaries from Mackay Regional Council to make their University journey a little brighter.
Phoebe Vannoort who is studying a Bachelor of Accounting and a Bachelor of Business, and Sam Davis who is studying a Bachelor of Multimedia Studies, were among four students to receive the bursaries as part of the inaugural Academic Bursary program.
Each bursary was available to students studying within the areas of Engineering, Information Technology, Accounting, Planning or Environmental Health and will be paid in bi-yearly instalments of $1250 over the students' final two years of study.
Mayor Col Meng said the program was developed to help encourage and assist the academic progress of students from the Mackay region.
"To be eligible, students didn't have to be currently studying locally, however they did have to previously reside in the region and possess the intention to come back once their studies were completed," Cr Meng said.
CQUniversity Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of Campus in Mackay, Professor Pierre Viljoen said he was pleased and excited for the two CQUniversity Mackay students.
"It is encouraging to see Mackay Regional Council are investing in education and contributing towards developing Mackay into a ‘University town'," Professor Viljoen said.
For more information on bursaries and grants on offer from council, simply log onto council's website www.mackay.qld.gov.au or phone 1300 MACKAY (622 529).