University puts spotlight on regional student achievements

The University of South Australia Mount Gambier Campus recently held its sixth annual Scholarships, Awards and Grants Celebration dinner.

The evening acknowledged the achievements and successes of award, grant and scholarship recipients through their studies at the UniSA Mount Gambier Campus.

UniSA Mount Gambier regional manager Ian McKay said the Scholarships, Awards and Grants Celebration was one of the annual highlights at the campus.

“It provides our campus community with an opportunity to celebrate the success of our students and demonstrates that our students can achieve outstanding results equal to, or at times better than, students at metropolitan campuses,” Mr McKay said.

“The event also allows us to acknowledge the support of local donors who support our students through providing grants, demonstrating their support for the Limestone Coast’s own university campus.”

Mr McKay said UniSA was very appreciative of its donors, including the Cowan Family Trust, Mount Gambier City Council, Wattle Range Council, Naracoorte-Lucindale Council, Grant District Council, Rotary District 9780 and Gambier City Lions.

He said the attendance of representatives at the event highlighted their commitment to the campus and the community.

UniSA Chancellor Pauline Carr said the scholarships and grants program at UniSA provided assistance to talented students to help them achieve their full potential.

“These awards provide so much more than financial assistance,” Chancellor Carr said.

“They benefit students by rewarding their hard work and dedication, boosting their motivation and self-confidence and enhancing their employability through work experience programs and international study opportunities.”

UniSA Vice Chancellor and President Professor David Lloyd said the scholarships and grants program offered assistance to students with exceptional ability who, due to an array of circumstances, may not otherwise have the opportunity to go to university.

“There are many parts to a modern university, but at the University of South Australia two things underpin everything we do,” Prof Lloyd said.

“A commitment to excellence and a determination to give everyone the very best chance to reach their potential.”

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