Nursing student awarded Zonta bursary

Congratulations to Pratha Gurung, recipient of the Professor Ronel Erwee Garden City Zonta Club Bursary.
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Pratha is a second year nursing student at the University of Southern Queensland, striving to excel in her studies and graduate as part of the frontline workforce amid a pandemic.

Zonta Club of Toowoomba Garden City fundraises each year to support the bursary for a female, international on-campus student enrolled in any undergraduate degree at USQ Toowoomba.

Club President Wendy Roche said proud to be part of the bursary, supporting women to take up tertiary education and gain employment.

“Pratha Gurung came from Nepal last year and is really enjoying her course work and placements,” Ms Roche said.

In memory of the late Professor Ronel Erwee, the bursary supports international students to gain their degree and work in their profession.

Pratha said she was grateful to the club and would use the funds to offset her education costs.

“I think it’s wonderful that Zonta Garden City members are helping students to achieve their goals” she said.

“For me it was exciting to be chosen for the scholarship and it made me even more determined to do well and be the best nurse I can be.

“With COVID-19 impacting everyone I hope that when I graduate I can make a difference wherever I gain employment.

“I love helping patients and their families and I look forward to working with healthcare teams."

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Congratulations to Pratha Gurung, recipient of the Professor Ronel Erwee Garden City Zonta Club Bursary.