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Bond University reaches out to flood affected communities

Bond University is offering students from flood affected areas a chance to ease the transition from home to university with the assistance of a cash bursary.  With applications closing soon, students are being encouraged to check their eligibility and submit an application.

The bursary aims to assist students who have been affected by the 2010-2011 Queensland Floods and offers a total of AUD$10 000 each. The total cash payment will be awarded across the student’s first, second and third semester of study at Bond University.

Bond University Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Garry Marchant says the bursary is designed to assist the community following the tragic events earlier this year.

“Our thoughts have been with those affected by the floods since the event occurred and we wanted to ensure students wishing to study at Bond were still able to attend,” said Professor Marchant.

“The bursaries are an example of the outreach Bond has participated in following the floods.”

The University has undertaken a number of post flood initiatives including transporting a group of more than 60 students to volunteer their weekend to assist in the mammoth task of the post flood clean up in Goodna earlier this year. Bond University also collectively raised over $25 000 for the Queensland Flood Appeal.

The two Bond University Bursaries for Flood Affected Students will be awarded to Year 12 students currently studying in an Australian high school, who will be commencing their studies at Bond University in January 2012.

Applicants will be required to satisfy a list of eligibility criteria and have a permanent address in an area adversely affected by the Queensland Flood Crisis.

Bond University also offers a number of full and part-fee scholarships to high achieving students across Australia. Applications for both the bursary and scholarships close on August 1, 2011.

For more information visit: Scholarships.

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