Country Education Foundation of Australia (CEF) and Tilt Renewables are excited to announce 7 x scholarships awarded to CEF recipients undertaking further education in areas related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), business, finance, information technology or construction courses.
The seven 2023 Tilt Renewables – CEF Scholarships are awarded to:
Tilt Renewables is a renewable electricity generating company that operates wind and solar farms across Australia, including the wind farm in Rye Park, NSW, near the rural town of Boorowa in the Hilltops Shire.
Student Spotlight - Josh Flick
Rye Park’s Josh Flick was one of the seven students to be awarded a Tilt Renewables – CEF scholarship, which he will put towards costs associated with his studies in agriculture.
Growing up on the family farm, Josh has lived and breathed agriculture his whole life. Although he would eventually like to have his own farm, Josh plans to get work managing a farm after his studies.
Josh is completing the first year of a three-year Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management degree at Charles Sturt University’s Wagga Wagga campus. He was awarded a $2000 scholarship which he used to go towards the cost of accommodation on campus which is a bit over $7000 per year.
“I’ve got a lot out of studying economics in my degree so far, especially learning about the business side of agriculture.” Having recently completed his first semester of study, he said his proudest moment so far was achieving a high distinction in the Professional Skills unit.
Tilt Renewables Executive General Manager, Delivery, Tom Villiers, said its partnership with CEF allowed it to offer intergenerational benefits for the communities of Rye Park, Boorowa and Yass. “These students have demonstrated significant potential through hard work and perseverance with their studies and we hope with the assistance of these scholarships they will enjoy every success. It would be great to see them one day working in the renewables sector or even for Tilt Renewables,” he said.