Charles Darwin University (CDU) student and local identity, Larnie McClintock, believes that a scholarship is the perfect way to an easier and more successful student experience.
Currently studying an economics/business degree at CDU, Larnie knows all too well the financial pressures a university degree brings with it.
‘The scholarship has opened various pathways for me professionally as well as giving me the opportunity to focus on my tertiary studies at CDU,’ Larnie explained.
Twenty-year-old Larnie received the Work Integrated Learning Scholarship with the Department of the Chief Minister in 2006 and has never looked back.
‘I was able to work with the Department in policy coordination and implementation during the Christmas break in 2006 and the experience was invaluable to me.
‘I learned a great deal, got to complete a wide range of tasks and work with a diverse group of professionals.’
The part-time model and bar attendant who has more on her plate than most ever wish to imagine, encourages all prospective and current students to apply for scholarships they meet the criteria for.
‘You never know what opportunities can arise from applying. You might not get that scholarship, but there are plenty of others that the University has to offer and you might qualify for,’ she said.
‘I would like to thank the Department of the Chief Minister for making my first work placement thoroughly enjoyable and productive as well as making the scholarship available to CDU students.’
For more information on CDU’s wide range of scholarships visit the scholarships website at www.cdu.edu.au/scholarships/.