Community Bank Scholarships
The Community Bank scholarship program opened again on the 1st of December for students from our district who are going to university for the first time in 2021.
Community Bank Mirboo North & District has will award $6000 (over two years) to students who showed a strong commitment to their studies and future career, as well as their community. The selected students have the potential to make wonderful contributions to community and society in the years to come.
Our 2020 scholarship winners have faced some unusual challenges during their first year of university due to pandemic restrictions. In a review of their first semester the students outlined some of their difficulties:
- The struggle to remain focused with little or no face to face instruction.
- Leaving behind new friends and new living arrangements and to return home to online learning.
But all students had a positive outlook and were able to use any setbacks as learning opportunities and were able to move forward.
Branch manager, Faith Monnich said, “The previous winners have shown remarkable adaptability as they adjusted to their first year at university and studying online during the strict pandemic restrictions. The Community Bank is proud to be part of assisting these resilient students on the next stage to their educational future.”
If you are a current year 12 student, keep your eye on our Facebook page for announcements and information on the December 1st round.