Charles Darwin University was always going to be the university of choice for former Alice Springs resident Scott Hoban even before he was told he had won a Department of Education and Employment (DEET) bursary encouraging him to study and work in the Northern Territory.
The 20-year-old is about to start his second semester studying a combined Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and Bachelor of Arts and says he was determined to study at CDU whatever the outcome of his DEET bursary application.
He said on-campus facilities and sporting opportunities available at CDU were equal to any in Australia.
“There was no way I was going to even apply to another university and why would I when I want to study and eventually work right here in the Northern Territory,’’ said the talented TEAFA football player.
“I’m eventually hoping to graduate and go on to teach Indonesian at secondary level either in Darwin or back home in Alice Springs.”
In between studies, Scott Hoban can be found earning a little extra cash behind the bar of his Tracey Village football club.