Ashleigh Beck receives her award from Kapunda Rotary President, Frank Ware

Ashleigh Beck receives her award from Kapunda Rotary President, Frank Ware

Eight CEF students from SA, Qld and NSW are off to uni with a boost from the Rotary Club of Sydney-Soukup Scholarship, including Ashleigh Beck from Kapunda, SA who is doing a Bachelor of Medical Science (Optometry) at Flinders uni.

Ashleigh says the scholarship has helped her to pay for textbooks, laboratory gear and travel costs. Ashleigh travels 78kms each way on her daily journey to uni, across three different modes of transport.

When Ashleigh finishes uni she’d like to work in rural and regional areas where there is a shortage of optometrists:

“I hope that this career can take me around Australia and the world so that I can help others, especially those less fortunate, and better myself in the process.”

Many thanks to the Soukup family and Sydney Rotary for their support for regional students.