Aneka graduated with an OP5 from Lowood State High School and placed USQ as her first preference, which automatically entitled her to the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, valued up to $20,000.
‘Not only am I grateful to have received this scholarship but it is great reward for all of the hard work I put into my schooling.’
USQ’s Paramedicine program has a strong practical component, but Aneka believed her thirst for knowledge and learning is what will hold her in good stead.
‘I looked at other universities, but there was something about USQ that really appealed to me. I came here for an Open Day last year and found the academic staff were really supportive and the whole campus felt incredibly close-knit.’
While the scholarship was excellent incentive, Aneka said the relaxed lifestyle and strong community atmosphere at USQ’s Ipswich campus were what attracted her to the University.