Port Pirie Uni Hub student receives scholarship

AWARDED: Uni Hub Spencer Gulf student Tayla Scarman has been awarded a scholarship to help with the cost of studying at University.

AWARDED: Uni Hub Spencer Gulf student Tayla Scarman has been awarded a scholarship to help with the cost of studying at University.

An Uni Hub Spencer Gulf student has been awarded a Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarship worth up to $18,000.

Offered through the federal government, the scholarship program supports students with the costs of studying at university.

The scholarship is available to students studying for six months full-time or up to 8 years part-time, on campus, or through online and distance education.

Award recipient Tayla Scarman began studying a Bachelor of Nursing through CQUniversity at the Port Pirie Uni Hub campus in March this year.

"The scholarship is a massive relief financially," Miss Scarman said.

"To get help with the cost of university is a big help."

Miss Scarman said she originally found out about the scholarships through the Port Pirie Uni Hub.

"They were the ones that provided me with the information about the opportunity initially."

She said that she decided to study through the Uni Hub as it was convenient and it removed a lot of the financial pressures that came with moving to Adelaide for university.

"My experience with the Uni Hub is above and beyond my expectations," Miss Scarman said.

"The support I get from the Uni Hub and CQUniversity is insane. It really has been a fantastic experience."

Miss Scarman joins Uni Hub student Pam Brown who received the scholarship last year.

Ms Brown, also studying a Bachelor of Nursing through the Uni Hub, is now in the final year of her degree.

Uni Hub Spencer Gulf coordinator Kim Gregory said there are many opportunities for regional university students to apply for scholarship programs, which assist them with their university studies.

"There are plenty of costs associated with tertiary study - course fees, books and computer equipment are just a few," she said.

"This sort of assistance can help reduce the financial pressure, so we strongly encourage our students to take the time to sit down, research and take advantage of the scholarship opportunities available."

- Katrina Muhsin

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