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Breaking down barriers in Broken Hill

By June 4, 2015 No Comments

If you live in Broken Hill, going to uni involves some tough choices.

Leaving home, adjusting to life without family and friends and finding accommodation and employment are just some of the obstacles that Alex has overcome to pursue his goal of becoming a primary school teacher.

Alex is the first in his family to go to university and with the support of the Eureka Benevolent Foundation he is now studying at La Trobe University’s Mildura campus.

The $10,000 Eureka Scholarship was a huge help to Alex, covering travel and set up costs when he moved out of home. He loves his course and looks forward to one day teaching in rural Australia: “I want to give regional students the best chance of education and to access resources they may not be aware of,” Alex said.

The Eureka Foundation Scholarship is one of a number managed by the CEF for the Loder Foundation, McLean Foundation and the Rotary clubs of Sydney and Sydney Cove. Our thanks to each of them for supporting Alex and other students from rural/remote locations.