Zoe Rickertt grew up on a property in Central QLD. When she decided to pursue a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at James Cook University back in 2011, finances were a major obstacle, due to the high cost of moving away from home.
“I was fortunate to receive a $2,500 scholarship from the Clermont CEF,” Zoe said.
“The funding assisted with travel expenses for my practical rotations and opened opportunities that I would not have had without their support.”
Today, Zoe is a fully qualified vet working in Clermont, Qld – and she loves it. She returned to Queensland after spending two years as a vet in Narrabri, NSW.
Whilst in Narrabri she also volunteered with the local CEF, to ‘give back’ to rural youth and to spread the message,
“…that no matter your upbringing, it should not deter students from chasing their dreams.”