Scholarship 2014 awarded to local Georgia Martin for first year at uni

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Scholarship 2014 awarded to local Georgia Martin for first year at uni

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAUpper Yarra, Tuesday 25 February 2014: The Warburton and Yarra Junction Community Bank® Branches are pleased to announce Miss Georgia Martin, from Millgrove, is the recipient of their inaugural Scholarship 2014 program.

The scholarship has been established to support one local student with the costs of higher education.

Georgia Martin has just enrolled in a Bachelor of Psychological Science degree at Deakin University, Burwood campus.

“The scholarship will help me with starting-out expenses including textbooks and a new computer, and will also support me with travel and living away from home expenses. The commute from Millgrove to Burwood was going to be a four-hour round trip, so this scholarship will really help me be closer to uni and spend my time studying rather than commuting,” said Georgia when she and her mother Emily Martin (pictured) visited the Warburton Community Bank® branch to be presented with the cheque.

Warburton & Yarra Junction Community Bank® Branches Chairman Peter Kimberley said supporting students towards tertiary study was part of the branches’ commitment to building a stronger Upper Yarra community.

“The high cost associated with tertiary study can have a significant impact on a young person’s ability to further their education and some may not get the chance to achieve their academic dreams without some help,” Mr Kimberley said.

‘’Our Community Bank® Branches are proud to be able to ease some of the financial pressure on a student and their family.

“Maybe one day our community will benefit directly from the skills and knowledge they gain through this further study.”

Miss Martin, as the successful applicant, will receive $5000 funding for her first year with an additional $5000 for her second year  of tertiary education.

The Warburton & Yarra Junction Community Bank® Scholarship is part of the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Scholarship Program, with numerous Community Bank® branches and other partners taking part from across Australia.