Two win scholarships
Thursday, 6th February, 2020
By Myles Burt
Shae McQuillan and Caitlyn Bloomfield are this year’s Y’s Men’s and Silver City Workingmen’s Club scholarship winners.
The pair have been awarded a $5,000 scholarship each from the two clubs to go towards their university education.
Ms McQuillan will be studying a Bachelor of Health Science, majoring in Physiotherapy with a guaranteed entry to later do a Masters in Physiotherapy. Ms McQuillan will be moving to Adelaide to pursue her area of study at Flinders University.
She said she found an interest in working within health and fitness through her current job at the YMCA and working as a receptionist at Synergy Physiotherapy.
“I just thought I love everything about sport but I hate playing sport,” Ms McQuillan said.
“So physiotherapy is a really great way to stay involved in that sporting environment whilst not having to get some teeth knocked out.”
Ms Bloomfield will also be moving to Adelaide to study a Bachelor of Social Work at the University of South Australia.
Ms Bloomfield said after she completed a work placement at the Broken Hill Base Hospital whilst she was still at school, she really enjoyed her time there helping others.
“Being at the YMCA, being a swim instructor and working with kids, it just increased my interests in helping kids and just seeing the developmental ways that they can progress,” Ms Bloomfield said.
Ms McQuillan and Ms Bloomfield are both very happy to have been chosen as scholarship recipients, which will aid them greatly in moving to Adelaide and beginning their degrees for their chosen career paths.
Y’s Men’s president Geoff Webb said all applicants were incredibly worthy of receiving a scholarship.
“Selecting winners was very, very hard,” Mr Webb said.
Silver City Workingmen’s Club president Colin Degoumois said he’s very happy with all the work both clubs have done over the years providing scholarships to young locals seeking tertiary education.