Central Regional TAFE MEPAU Scholarship

Mitsui E&P Australia (MEPAU) supports students currently enrolled at Central Regional TAFE through the provision of an annual scholarship.

The scholarships are provided to students who engaged in full time courses under the STEM umbrella.

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics

Preference is given to Aboriginal students based in the Shire of Irwin region, where most of MEPAU’s activities are occurring. In the event that suitable applications are not received, scholarships are awarded to students from the broader Mid West region.

The scholarship helps students pay for course fees, books, other course resources and accommodation.

Each year the scholarship is awarded to about five students.

CRTAFE Student Services Manager Craig Walker says the scholarship has a significant and lasting impact on the successful students.

“Students who are awarded a MEPAU Scholarship gain so much more than the financial value. They have the potential to gain skills and qualifications that allow them to specialise, resulting in better career opportunities,” he says.

Mr Walker says applying for the scholarship is similar in many ways to applying for a job. Applicants are interviewed, which is good practice for the future when they’re sitting in front of a potential employer’s selection panel.

He says, “Students have provided positive feedback about their experience in the scholarship program. The generous sponsorship of MEPAU goes a long way to alleviating one of the student’s biggest challenges; financing their course”.

The 2019 scholarship winners were:

Liam Dibben – Certificate II in Electroctechnology

2019 Liam Dibben, MEPAU TAFE scholarship winner

2019 Jane with Liam, MEPAU TAFE scholarship winner

Riley Wallace – Certificate II in Animal Studies and Certificate II in Rural Operations

2019 Jane with Riley, MEPAU TAFE scholarship winner

Dustin Nutter – Diploma of Nursing

2019 Dustin Nutter, MEPAU TAFE scholarship winner

2019 Dustin Nutter, MEPAU TAFE scholarship winner

Keisha Buzzacott – Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies

2019 Keisha Buzzacott, MEPAU TAFE scholarship winner

2019 Sponsors’ Thank you Morning Tea:

2019 MEPAU staff with Riley and Liam, MEPAU TAFE scholarship winners

2019 MEPAU staff with Bill Swetman, CRT Managing Director

For more information about the scholarship please visit the Central Regional TAFE website.

Dustin Nutter, MEPAU TAFE Scholarship winner


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