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The academic dreams of 89 students became a reality in 2014, thanks to one of Australia’s largest scholarship programs.

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Scholarship for rural and regional students

Thirty six scholarships were awarded under the 2014 Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Scholarship for rural and regional students.

The fifteen students to receive new scholarships to support their first year of tertiary study are:

  • Laura Auberson of Orange NSW is studying Law / International Studies at University of Adelaide
  • Jasmine Brauman of Davistown NSW is studying Medical Science at University of Sydney
  • Rebekah Dolan of Terranora NSW is studying Commerce at University of Queensland
  • Kate Donovan of Atherton QLD is studying Psychological Science at University of Queensland
  • Eva Duck of The Leap QLD is studying Biomedical Sciences at James Cook University
  • Vanessa Forsythe of Gladstone QLD is studying Bachelor of Science at University of Queensland
  • Hilary Wood of Blackall QLD is studying Arts at University of Queensland
  • Jae-Marie Jaensch of Nuriootpa SA is studying Psychological Science at University of Adelaide
  • Jeannie Harris of Upper Castra TAS is studying Arts at University of Tasmania
  • Daniel Lee of Blackmans Bay TAS is studying Commerce at University of Melbourne
  • Gaby Bolton of Inverleigh VIC is studying Medicine/Surgery at Monash University
  • Hadia Elahi of Swan Hill VIC is studying Medical Science and Science-Psychology at Australian National University
  • Alicia Giles of Bendigo VIC is studying Education at La Trobe University
  • Najibullah Hashimi of Castlemaine VIC is studying Arts at University of Melbourne
  • Charles Kellock of Eagle Point VIC is studying Science at Monash University


A special consideration scholarship was awarded to:

  • Riziki Kickombe of Bendigo VIC to study Nursing at Federation University


Twenty students had their scholarships renewed to support their second year of study:

  • Rebecca Cook of Inverell NSW is studying Physiotherapy at University of Newcastle
  • Jorja Zanotto of Griffith NSW is studying Science at University of Melbourne
  • Piero Craney of Wyoming NSW is studying Law and International Studies at University of NSW
  • Tess Gautusa of Caboolture QLD is studying Journalism and Law at University of QLD
  • Kayla Jackson of Currumbin QLD is studying Veterinary Science at University of Sydney
  • Timothy Rach of Gladstone QLD is studying Psychological Science at University of QLD
  • Matthew Toumazou of Ayr QLD is studying Physiotherapy at James Cook University
  • Ethan Cussen of Warwick QLD is studying Criminology and Forensic Science at Griffith University
  • Zac Cormack of Oakey QLD is studying Science and Engineering at University of Queensland
  • Lucille Hollingsworth of Ballandean QLD is studying Science at University of QLD
  • Caitlyn Olds of Mount Gambier SA is studying Medicine at University of Adelaide
  • Ellyn Carter of Southport TAS is studying Psychology at University of Tasmania
  • Domenic Germano of Morwell VIC is studying Science at University of Melbourne
  • Saif Khan of Horsham VIC is studying Law and International Relations at Australian National University
  • Jason Archer of Tatura VIC is studying Science at University of Melbourne
  • Sabrina Jansen of Leongatha VIC is studying Arts and Music at Monash University
  • Tayla Ham of Talbot VIC is studying Pharmacy at La Trobe University
  • Sheldon Scott of Gelorup WA is studying Science at Curtin University
  • Joseph Bin Mohd Sufaat of Broome WA is studying Arts at University of WA
  • Blake Howieson of Narrogin WA is studying Music at University of WA


Alexander and Bridget Jones - Montmorency Secondary College 2014 Scholarship

Two scholarships were also awarded to students to support their first year of study at The University of Melbourne

  • Lewis Hough-Anderson of Mill Park VIC is studying Science at University of Melbourne
  • Claire Norman of Watsonia VIC is studying Arts at University of Melbourne

Partner Scholarships

A further 53 students received new scholarships to support their first year of tertiary study thanks to our Community Bank® network.

NSW / ACT

  • Braidwood and Bungendore Community Bank® branches will support Tarryn McClenahan-Brown to study Creative Technology at JMC Academy and Timothy Callan to study Agricultural Science at Charles Sturt University
  • North Richmond and Districts Community Bank® Branch will support Amy-Lee Russell to study Bachelor of International and Global Studies at University of Sydney
  • Sanctuary Point & Districts Community Bank® Branch will support Nicole Miles to study Medical Biotechnology at University of Wollongong and Ebony Booth to study Arts and International Studies at University of Wollongong

QLD

  • Acacia Ridge Community Bank® Branch will support Joshua White to study Science at University of Queensland
  • Calliope & District Community Bank® Branch will support Tayla Hansen to study Engineering at University of Queensland and Sarah Pincott to study Communications / Arts at University of Queensland
  • Cooroy Community Bank® Branch will support Carlee Darben to study Business at Queensland University of Technology
  • Gympie & District Community Bank® Branch will support Jasper Barr to study Advanced Science at University of Queensland
  • Home Hill Community Bank® Branch will support Courtney Woods to study Medicine and Surgery at James Cook University
  • Mareeba & Dimbulah Community Bank® branches will support Sarah Bensted to study Law at James Cook University
  • Mundubbera Community Bank® Branch will support Kristy Thorburn to study Nursing at Griffith University
  • Rosewood & District Community Bank® Branch will support Karlee Sorgenfrei to study Contemporary and Applied Theatre at Griffith University
  • Yarraman and District Community Bank® Branch, Blackbutt branch & Nanango branch will support Karlie Mead to study Clinical Exercise Physiology at Queensland University of Technology

SA

  • Cummins District Community Bank® Branch will support Jessica Armstrong to study Education at Flinders University
  • Mount Gambier & District Community Bank® will support Ben Snell to study Engineering (Mechanical) and Finance at University of Adelaide

TAS

  • Deloraine & Districts Community Bank® Branch will support Hayley Purcell to study Clinical Sciences - Medicine at Flinders University
  • Geeveston & Dover Community Bank® branches and Huonville Community Bank® Branch will support Laura Partridge to study Nursing at University of Tasmania and Joscelyn Wynter to study Science at the University of Melbourne

VIC

  • Clifton Hill / North Fitzroy Community Bank® Branch will support Tiffany Chan to study Science at the University of Melbourne
  • Gisborne & District Community Bank® Branch will support Moyra O'Donoghue to study Education at La Trobe University
  • Heyfield & District Community Bank® Branch will support Erin Liddell to study Arts/Science at Monash University
  • Inglewood and Districts Community Bank® Branch will support Stephanee Holt to study Health Sciences / Podiatric Practice at La Trobe University
  • Kew and Kew East Community Bank® branches will support Scott Taylor to study Science at University of Melbourne
  • Lang Lang Community Bank® Branch will support Jessica Leenen to study Nursing (Mental Health) at Australian Catholic University, Heather Gontier to study Arts at University of Melbourne and Victoria Mapleson to study Health Science/International Development at La Trobe University
  • Merbein & District Community Bank® Branch will support Fraizer Mulder to study Science at University of Melbourne
  • Mount Beauty & District Community Bank® Branch will support Jocelyn Rixon-Zonnenbergs to study Biomedical Science at Monash University and Tess Teychenne to study Health Sciences/Clinical Prosthetics & Orthotics at La Trobe University
  • Narre Warren South branch will support Marie Emmeline Bosquet to study Bachelor of social science at RMIT University
  • Pearcedale Community Bank® Branch will support Hamish Millar to study Osteopathy at Victorian University
  • San Remo District, Cowes, Grantville & District Community Bank® branches will support Alice Johnston to study Arts / Business at Monash University and Michael Timmermans to study Science at University of Melbourne
  • Toora & District Community Bank® Branch and Foster branch will support Michelle James to study Psychology at Monash University
  • Trafalgar & District Community Bank® Branch will support Renae Bury to study Health Science (Paramedic) at Victoria University, Brody Hams to study Sport and Outdoor Recreation/Education at Monash University and Elizabeth Mercer to study Nursing at Federation University
  • Warburton and Yarra Junction & District Community Bank® branches will support Georgia Martin to study Psychological Science at Deakin University
  • Warrandyte Community Bank® Branch will support Joshua McMullen to study Arts at Monash University, Nk Henkes to study Arts (Psychology) at Swinburne University of Technology and Mitchell Dawson to study Commerce at Deakin University
  • Woori Yallock & District Community Bank® Branch will support Breanna Andersen to study Arts at La Trobe University, Christopher Hammond to study Science/Education at Monash University, Jaron Harvey to study Biomedical Science