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Blacktown City Council Media Release - Tertiary Scholarships Awarded
5th June 2017
Blacktown City Council has awarded tertiary scholarships worth $1,500 to 12 local residents for outstanding academic performance during 2016.
“There can be no doubt that Council’s scheme to assist people in the pursuit of tertiary education is well founded as evidenced by the quality of our recipients,” the Mayor of Blacktown City, Councillor Stephen Bali said.
“The diversity of courses being undertaken should serve the Blacktown Community extremely well.
“When our scholarship holders finish their studies they will use this knowledge in their working lives in our City.”
To be eligible for the scholarships, students must reside in Blacktown City and have completed at least one year of study at a recognised tertiary institution.
One of the recipients, Ms Cayleigh Street of Prospect, is enrolled at the Australian Catholic University, is undertaking a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and is the 2017 recipient of the Anne Aquilina Scholarship.
Named after the wife of the first Mayor of Blacktown City Council, John Aquilina, the scholarship reflects her academic background and specifically assists students of physiotherapy, sports medicine or health sciences at tertiary level.
The other 11 Scholarship recipients were:
Marikris Calvez from Dean Park (studying Bachelor of Counselling at the Australian College of Applied Psychology).
Jasmina Miletic from Quakers Hill (studying Master of Rehabilitation Counselling at the University of Sydney).
Ralph Bulanadi from Bungarribee (studying Bachelor of Engineering (Material Science and Biomedical) at the University of New South Wales).
Rose Mallillin from Schofields (studying Bachelor of Arts/Education at the Australian Catholic University).
Amy Borg from Blacktown (studying Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts-Media at Macquarie University).
Imogen King from Blacktown (studying Bachelor of Arts, Majoring in Art History at the University of Sydney).
Adriana Assey from Oakhurst (studying Bachelor of Engineering Advanced Honours (majoring in Civil) at University of Western Sydney University).
Abigail Brown from Rooty Hill (studying Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Notre Dame Australia).
Shahana Moon from Rooty Hill (studying Bachelor of Engineering (materials Science and Engineering/ Biomedical Engineering) at the University of New South Wales).
Paul King from Rooty Hill (studying Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry at the University of Sydney). One name omitted as requested by as requested by email from the recipient.
Mayor Stephen Bali with the 12 recipients of this year’s Blacktown City Council Tertiary Scholarships.