Traralgon environmental science student gets education boost
Traralgon South local Georgie Lambert has received a boost to her studies thanks to the Gippsland Water Scholarship.
Ms Lambert, who is studying a Bachelor of Environmental and Conservation Science at Federation University’s Gippsland campus, is the inaugural recipient of the Gippsland Water Scholarship.
The former Traralgon Secondary College student will receive $3000 per year for the three years of her course to help with her studies.
Ms Lambert said she chose to study environmental and conservation science because she wanted to make a difference.
“Growing up surrounded by the bush, I have gained a great appreciation for outdoor environments, as they support both my physical and mental health,” she said.
“I want a career where I can contribute to the restoration and protection of outdoor environments, so future generations will have access to what I had.”
Ms Lambert said receiving the scholarship from Gippsland Water means she can achieve her goals.
Gippsland Water managing director Sarah Cumming said the organisation was thrilled to support Georgie’s ambitions.
“We worked with Federation University to introduce the Gippsland Water Scholarship this year to encourage local women to study and pursue careers in STEM right here in Gippsland,” Ms Cumming said.
“We hope this scholarship allows Georgie to get the most out of her degree and take up learning and work experience opportunities to lead to a fulfilling career in science in Gippsland.”
Ms Lambert was awarded the Gippsland Water Scholarship at Federation University’s scholarship presentation night on Monday 23 May.
Applications for mid-year intake are open now, via www.gippswater.com.au/scholarships and close on Friday 22 July. Applications will open for 2023 in October 2022, with applications accepted via Federation University’s scholarship portal.
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