Central Regional TAFE MEPAU Scholarship
The scholarships are provided to students who engaged in full time courses under the STEM umbrella.
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.
In 2017, five students were awarded the inaugural scholarships.
CRTAFE Student Services Manager Craig Walker says the scholarship has a significant and lasting impact on the successful students.
“The scholarship positively impacts a student’s financial stability therefore increasing their likelihood to engage and succeed in their chosen course of study,” 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, “Good students stand out. They get scholarships, they win awards and they find employment. The 2017 recipients were all highly committed, well rounded, focussed individuals”.
The 2017 scholarship winners were:
Alitta Simpson (Science) – Diploma of Nursing
Alitta was also awarded the prestigious ‘Aboriginal Student of the Year’ award at Central Regional TAFE (Geraldton Campus).
Thomas Pollard (Technology) – Diploma of Digital Media Technologies
Carl Carcuevas (Engineering) – Cert II Engineering
Sam Austen (Engineering) – Cert II Engineering
Marika Grosvenor (Mathematics) – Certificate IV in Accounting
For more information about the scholarship please visit the Central Regional TAFE website.