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Iwasaki Foundation Bursaries help CQUni students pursue their goals

Published:12 August 2019

Bachelor of Education (Secondary) student Neeve Saw received her Iwasaki Foundation Scholarship from Iwasaki Foundation Directors Lillian Lever and Bob Pleash at the recent 2019 CQUni Student Awards and Scholarships Presentation. Other recipients included students (below L-R) Zane Wilson (Exercise and Sports Sciences), Locheland Miller (Nursing), Kylie McAlister (Nursing) and Cassandra Russell (Nursing).

Five CQUniversity students have received a significant boost to their studies after being awarded tertiary bursaries from the Iwasaki Foundation to help them cover some of the incidental costs associated with their courses.

Kylie McAlister, Locheland Miller, Cassandra Russell, Neeve Saw and Zane Wilson are the latest recipients announced at the recent 2019 CQUniversity Student Awards and Scholarships Presentation.

Locheland Miller, of Deglibo, is studying a Bachelor of Nursing and said the scholarship contributed greatly towards covering his expenses.

“Iwasaki Foundation’s contribution has greatly help me with my bachelor of nursing degree by contributing to my expenses,” he said.

“Without the scholarship it might have not been possible for my dream of being a medical practitioner to be well on its way on becoming a reality. I want to thank the Iwasaki Foundation so very much for allowing me to be a recipient of their bursary, I am honoured and grateful to receive it.”

Exercise and Sports Sciences, Health Science and Physiotherapy (Honours) student Zane Wilson, of Rockhampton, said receiving the scholarship helped him cover the cost of accommodation in Rockhampton.

“I can't put into words how much the board members of the Iwasaki foundation have helped me over the past term of university,” he said.

“Before being told I was successful in getting the scholarship, I wasn't sure how I was going to continue my studies due to my course being 100% on campus and compulsory to attend classes five days a week, and also having to go on five unpaid placements all over Queensland.

“I don't have family in Rockhampton to stay with, so I would had to have driven from Gladstone every morning and home every night in order to attend classes and complete my study. Overall it is an honor to have been given this opportunity and I am forever grateful for what the foundation has done for me.”

Neeve Saw, Bachelor of Education (Secondary) student at Rockhampton, said she felt privileged and honoured to be a recipient of the Iwasaki Foundation scholarship.

“This scholarship has helped me in my studies by paying for my textbooks and most of my stationery,” she said.

“Without this scholarship, I would not have been able to afford going to University, so I am very thankful for this award.”

Bachelor of Nursing student Kylie McAlister of Rockhampton, said she was extremely grateful to receive a scholarship.

“A friend of mine who was awarded a scholarship previously encouraged me to apply,” she said.

“As a single mum on a single parent pension the scholarship was an immense help. I would not have been able to buy the textbooks or the uniform without it. It helped me with everything.”

Fellow Bachelor of Nursing Rockhampton student Cassandra Russell was also a recipient of the scholarship.

Iwasaki Foundation Bursary Chair Chris Kennard congratulated all the recipients on their scholarships.

“Since the commencement of the Bursary program in 2011, the Iwasaki Foundation has assisted 44 students, who otherwise would not have been able to do so, realize their dream of attending University,” Mr Kennard said.

Students interested in applying for an Iwasaki Foundation Bursary for 2020 should get their applications in through www.iwasakifoundation.com.au