Applications open for sought-after Bank scholarships
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank* scholarships worth $4.06 million have helped 370 students throughout Australia begin their university journey over the past eight years.
Statistics like these are impressive. For us, what's more impressive is where these young people are today.
Margaret River's Therese Colman received a Bank scholarship in 2010.
She headed off to university, completed a Mass Communications degree and today is working for a high profile events company in Dubai.
Gippsland local Caitlin Bialy accepted her scholarship in 2009.
In 2016, Dr Caitlyn Bialy will begin her medical internship at LaTrobe Regional Hospital in Traralgon.
Piero Craney from Wyoming, NSW, was awarded a scholarship in 2013 and today as well as continuing his studies, he is an intern at a global law firm in Sydney and in his spare time is Chairman of the NSW Youth Advisory Council.
Najib arrived in Australia as a refugee as an 11 year old. A Bank scholarship has enabled him to study International Business at The University of Melbourne.
During the summer break you'll find Najib working at Bendigo Bank's head office in Bendigo and our State office in Docklands before he heads back to uni' in March for his third year of studies.
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Chairman Robert Johanson said it was pleasing to know that former scholarship recipients are today university graduates and that our organisation assisted them to achieve their ambitions.
"We're a financial organisation which prides itself on being Australia's most community connected, going that extra step and helping young people from regional areas succeed in their chosen careers reinforces the Bank's commitment to rural Australia," Mr Johanson said.
"Young people from regional areas who want to go to university in the city face huge costs. They don't have the option of living at home.
"Many are from drought affected areas, so our objective is to help regional students who otherwise would not have been able to move to a capital city for study."
"I look forward to phoning the successful students to tell them their scholarship application has been accepted," he