Monday, April 22, 2024

Murrumbidgee Council awards bursary

Murrumbidgee Council has awarded its annual $2,000 Monash education bursary to local student, Austin Mauger.

Council General Manager, John Scarce said Austin had been selected from a strong field of applicants with a well-written and thought provoking essay.

The $2,000 education bursary is provided annually by Murrumbidgee Council to commemorate Sir John Monash, who spent his formative years in Jerilderie.

“He is widely recognised for the incredible contribution he made to many facets of our society, including engineering, business, the First World War and to the community in general,” Mr Scarce said.

“Austin has just completed his Year 12 studies at Scotch College in Melbourne, which is also where Sir John Monash attended and was awarded dux of the school back in 1881. Austin has applied to study medicine and commerce at university.”

Austin said he was thrilled to receive the bursary, which will help with his university costs.

He thanked Murrumbidgee Council for the bursary and said he was proud to receive a scholarship named after someone as brilliant as Sir John Monash.

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