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.
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
Riley Wallace – Certificate II in Animal Studies and Certificate II in Rural Operations
Dustin Nutter – Diploma of Nursing
Keisha Buzzacott – Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies
2019 Sponsors’ Thank you Morning Tea:
For more information about the scholarship please visit the Central Regional TAFE website.