The 2019 Sacred Heart College School Captains received fantastic news recently, being informed that they had both achieved scholarships to assist in their tertiary studies. Keeley Rankin has been awarded the Deakin University Vice Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Scholarship and Ned Dowling received a Regional Scholarship from LaTrobe University.
The scholarship Keeley has received will allow her to study a Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry and covers her entire tuition fee (HECS) for the duration of her course (valued at around $80,000). As an added bonus, this achievement includes her in the Vice Chancellors Professional Excellence Program, connecting her with young leaders through one-on-one and group workshops, social events and as mentors for personal and career goals.
The Regional Scholarship awarded to Ned is valued at $2000 per year and will assist him to complete a medical degree as part of the rural medical pathway program. The program trains doctors in regional Victoria and NSW, commencing with a three-year undergraduate Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Medical) at La Trobe University (Bendigo or Albury-Wodonga campus), students are then guaranteed entry into the University of Melbourne’s four-year postgraduate Doctor of Medicine at its Shepparton Campus. The program has been developed with an aim of easing the doctor shortage in regional Australia.
Ned is the third SHC in the last two years to be accepted as part of the rural medical pathway program, further information for interested students and parents can be found at this website – https://www.latrobe.edu.au/industry-and-community/regional-engagement/rural-medical-pathway