Growing up in Miles, Lewis Brown has always had a deep connection to rural Queensland. After graduating from school, he quickly realised he could maintain his rural connections while helping others as a nurse.
Now in his final year of a Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Southern Queensland, Lewis has benefited from two scholarships that have helped set him on the path towards achieving his goals.
“My dream is to become a rural nurse and that dream will be realised thanks to the support I’ve had from scholarship opportunities from the University.”
“The scholarship allowed me to take time away from work to attend my first nursing placement and give my full attention to learning as much as I possibly could. I was also able to buy textbooks to support my studies.”
Funded by the University’s Scholarship Endowment Fund, the one-off scholarship is open to applicants across any discipline commencing their studies in a bachelor’s degree.
Lewis also received a rural and remote scholarship. Established by a local family in recognition of the challenges faced by rural and remote students in their first year at university, the annual scholarship provides support over two semesters.
“I had the opportunity to meet my donors and explain my future career goals in rural nursing. Their financial support, as well as knowing that there are people who believe in me as a young nurse, has had a significant impact on my studies and my practice as a student nurse,” he said.
“Donors make an incredible impact on the lives of students. Financial support to a student means less hours they have to spend at work or stressing about money. This leaves so much more time and energy to be spent on their studies and enjoying the student experience.”
UniSQ offers many scholarships, and you can apply for more than one. Find out more information on the scholarships website.
Scholarships recipient, nursing student Lewis Brown