Six City of Logan students will continue their studies this year with support from Logan City Council and the local business community.

Mayor Darren Power awarded each student a Tertiary Educational Bursary, worth $5000, at a ceremony today.

The bursaries help offset the cost of textbooks, travel and other educational expenses.

Applications were assessed on criteria including each student’s academic and community achievements.

The 2021 Logan City Tertiary Educational Bursary winners are:

  • –  Amelia Xiong (Greenbank)
  • –  Tong Qiu (Springwood)
  • –  Laura Bocos (Eagleby)
  • –  Isabelle Bunker (Rochedale South)
  • –  Lachlan Wicking (Cornubia)
  • –  Annie Meredith (Greenbank)

    Ms Xiong will study for a Bachelor of Echocardiography and a Cardiac Physiology/Graduate Diploma of Echocardiography at Central Queensland University.

    Ms Qiu will undertake a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at Griffith University.

    Ms Bocos will study a Bachelor of Nursing, also at Griffith University.

    Mr Wicking is currently studying a Bachelor of Engineering at the University of Queensland.

    Ms Bunker is also at Griffith University, completing a Bachelor of Physiotherapy.

    Ms Meredith will continue working at the Logan Hospital while studying a Bachelor of Nursing.

    Cr Power commended each of the recipients for their dedication to higher learning.

“The recipients of this year’s bursaries are inspirational young people who have already achieved so much, and remain absolutely committed to their education,” Councillor Power said.

“Access to tertiary education is a wonderful privilege and Council is thrilled to support several students each year through these bursaries.

“Our local business community also understands the importance of higher education and we are proud to partner with them in providing that support.

“Most importantly, these bursaries will lessen the financial pressure on these students, and allow them to focus on their studies.”

Local businesses that contributed to the 2021 bursary program include:

  • –  Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • –  Star Carpentry
  • –  T2 Electrical and Data Pty Ltd
  • –  Allied Management
  • –  System Air Ltd

    The first Logan City Tertiary Educational Bursaries were established with solicitors Corrs Chambers Westgarth in 1996.

    Since then, Council has supported more than 100 students to reach their higher education goals.

    More information on the bursaries is available at:

    logan.qld.gov.au/tertiaryeducationalbursaries

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