Scholarship win for HSC student

EVEN before the Higher School Certificate results are out, Kiarah Cuthbert has not only been accepted to one of the most prestigious universities in Australia, but has won a scholarship to do so.

The Coffs Harbour Senior College student said she was ecstatic to find out she was one of six graduate Year 12 students to be awarded a Bartercard Australia scholarship that will pay half her tuition fees at Bond University on the Gold Coast. Kiarah is planning to study Exercise Science.

“I was pretty happy. Bond has a good reputation, excellent facilities and is a really nice place,” she said.

The managing director of Bartercard Australia Trevor Dietz said: “Bartercard is extremely proud to be able to offer this opportunity to the children of our members, franchisees and staff to attend one of the country's leading universities,”

“There was a great response to the scholarship program and the selection process was difficult because of the calibre of all applicants. We were extremely impressed by these six enthusiastic, bright and genuine young Australians who we know will make the most of the opportunity presented to them by Bartercard.”

The students were assessed based on their academic achievement, proven leadership ability and personal character, and had to meet the academic standards required for their program of choice.

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