CDU rewards some of its best students 

CDU students Richard Carolin and Rickieshar Isaac with their George Alexander Foundation VET Scholarships 
CDU students Richard Carolin and Rickieshar Isaac with their George Alexander Foundation VET Scholarships

Outstanding students at Charles Darwin University have received recognition at a presentation ceremony at the Casuarina campus. 
Nine students received scholarships before an audience of family, friends and CDU staff. 
The Semester 2, 2008 scholarship prizes were supported by donors ranging from businesses to individuals and combined with scholarships for Semester 1, 2008, the total awarded is now $370,000. 

James Davey, originally from Gove in Arnhem Land, is studying Mechanical Engineering and was awarded the ConocoPhilips SPIRIT Scholarship in Engineering, which aims to encourage students into the oil and gas industry.

Jessica O’Neill received the Fujitsu IT Scholarship, designed to encourage development within the information technology field.

Silken Bunn, from Annesley Point Out Station in West Arnhem Land, received the TIO Remote Location Scholarship for her studies in a Certificate III in Agriculture specialising in beef production. She was also awarded a scholarship from The North Australian Pastoral Company (NAPCO).

Richard Carolin, from Leanyer in Darwin, was awarded the George Alexander Foundation VET Scholarship to help him in his Certificate IV in Visual Art studies.

Rickieshar Isaac, from Pigeon Hole in Katherine, was the second recipient of the George Alexander Foundation VET Scholarship for her studies toward a Certificate II in Business.  

Darren Dowie was unable to be at the ceremony to receive his North Australian Pastoral Company (NAPCO) Scholarship as he was already busily engaged in work at NAPCO himself. It was accepted by Silken Bunn on his behalf.

Other Scholarship recipients unable to attend the ceremony were: Adwoa Duah, Department of Business and Employment Business Scholarship; Lauren Kaiserman, the George Alexander Foundation Higher Education Scholarship; and Carla Rumble, Risk Disc OH&S Scholarship.

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