Council unveils bursary winners
Published: 15 February 2017
Tales of perseverance and strength among hardship were revealed at a special Logan City Council presentation.
The 15 recipients of the 2017 Logan City Tertiary Educational Bursaries to support the education costs for local students were unveiled during a presentation in the Council chambers on Monday 13 February.
City Treasurer Councillor Trevina Schwarz said it had been heart-warming to hear the stories of this year’s recipients.
“This is a remarkable group of young people who are committed to continuing their education and furthering themselves despite numerous obstacles,” she said.
Cr Schwarz said one the recipients, Anisha Gandhi, had motivated her fellow year 12 students as senior school captain to do the best they could in their final year.
“Not only did Anisha achieve an OP one score but so did 15 others in her year,” she said.
“This is a very selfless act of such a young person. Anisha hopes to study Midwifery and Nursing with the aim making a difference in remote and rural communities in the future.”
Cr Schwarz said some of the students come from refugee families which means they are often the only link between their family members and the community, acting as interpreters and carers for their parents and other relatives.
She said the tertiary educational bursary would greatly assist another recipient, Amena Amena, as she was currently being supported by her older sister.
“Amena came to Australia in 2014 from Afghanistan on an orphan visa and will be studying nursing at Griffith University.”
Cr Schwarz said Amena and Anisha were examples of the quality of the recipients of the 2017 bursaries.
“They and their fellow recipients clearly show that our city is in good hands with such an exceptional group of young people to lead our community in the future.”