A high-performing South African student will receive a chance to study in Australia under the Jake White Scholarship.
The University of Canberra Brumbies Scholarship for General Excellence, known as the ‘Jake White Scholarship’, includes University of Canberra tuition fees, subsidised accommodation and an internship with the Brumbies Super Rugby side.
Students who are South African citizens with a strong academic and sporting records are eligible for the scholarship.
University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Parker joined Jake White to launch the scholarship after the Brumbies Captain’s Run in Durban.
“An international outlook and sports teaching and research are major parts of life at the University of Canberra,” Professor Parker said.
“South Africans and Australians have a lot in common: we both love rugby and we both value education. I hope by giving a young South African rugby player an opportunity to study in Australia we can strengthen the links between our nations.
“University of Canberra is proud of its professional education, applied research and community links in all areas, but especially in sport.
“Our partnership with the Brumbies is innovative and unlike any other sponsorship arrangement in professional sport, the mutual benefits are significant and the potential is huge.”
The Brumbies will soon relocate to the University of Canberra campus as part of a unique multimillion dollar ‘sports hub’.
White, who is an adjunct professor with the University, welcomed the Scholarship.
“For many students, this scholarship will be 100 percent life-changing. UC has a proven track record of placing students in good jobs and it’s exciting to think that South Africans are now able to enjoy that system too,” he said.
“I’m constantly amazed at the amount of South Africans who ask me about how they can get their own children into the University of Canberra once they’ve finished school.
“Emails, phone calls and letters, you name it, people are contacting me saying that they want their children to be given the best education possible.
“It’s fantastic to be making the announcement of the Jake White Scholarship today and I look forward to seeing plenty of South African students take on the challenge of living and studying in Canberra in the future.”
About the scholarship:
Selection will be based on a written statement which outlines the applicant’s academic and sporting achievements.
The scholarship includes:
• A fully funded full-time degree at the University of Canberra (up to a maximum of three years).
• A one-off reimbursement of __?__,500 to assist with relocation costs.
• Subsidised on campus accommodation at the University of Canberra
• Access to internship opportunities with Brumbies Rugby. (of at least 10 hours per week during semester)
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