Rachael Fontana Memorial Bursary for Steele Rudd
In 2017, USQ will offer one Rachael Fontana Memorial Bursary for Steele Rudd.
The Bursary is in loving memory of Rachael Lee Fontana. Rachael was born in 1985 and attended USQ in 2004. She lived a vibrant life on-campus at Steele Rudd College where she studied her degree in a Bachelor of Visual Arts. From early childhood, Rachael’s ambition was to become a cartoonist/artist. Although she did not complete her degree, her enthusiasm and dedication to art assured that her dream was becoming a reality. Unfortunately, her ambition was destroyed by a tragic accident which claimed her and her unborn child in 2009. She was well-respected for her generosity and benevolence towards those less fortunate. She derived joy from affording pleasure to others and Toowoomba was special to her. The Bursary reflects Rachael’s joyous experiences of college life and her compassion to help others.
The bursary will have a maximum value of $2 000.
To be eligible applicants must:
- be an Australian Citizen or have permanent resident status
- be from a rural area within Queensland
- continue their studies in a bachelor degree in Semester 1, 2017
- be entering into the second, third or final year of a degree
- be enrolled at USQ Toowoomba
- be studying on-campus
- be living on-campus at any USQ Residential College in Toowoomba.
- submit a personal statement (one page maximum) outlining:
- why you think you should be considered for the Bursary for which you are applying
- how the bursary will assist you
- provide evidence of financial hardship. Please refer to "Frequently asked questions - What documents should I attach to show financial hardship?"
- have a permanent address in or have relocated to study from a rural or remote area (outer regional, remote or very remote area within Australia according to the Australian Standard Geographic Classification (ASGC) - refer Doctor Connect map).
Closing dateApplications closed.
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