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Ty awarded memorial scholarship

Wednesday, 21st April, 2010

* Ty Corey. * Ty Corey.

Former local student Ty Corey has been awarded the 2010 David Bowler Memorial Award.

A former Willyama High School student, Mr Corey is currently in his third year of a four-year Bachelor of Physiotherapy course at the University of South Australia. His award, a $5,000 scholarship, is sponsored by the Greater Western Area Health Service and Broken Hill City Council. It is an annual grant that commemorates the name and work of the late Dr Bowler, who was a highly respected pediatrician at the Broken Hill Health Service.

The $5,000 lump sum payment is given to a student pursuing a course in a health-related discipline at a recognised tertiary institution. It is designed to provide financial support to a local student by helping pay for the costs associated with that study. Mr Corey, who is currently in his first year of a two-year graduate entry Masters Physiotherapy Program, said the award was welcome. “I was a bit taken aback by the whole thing. It’s definitely a good feeling,” he said.

“It will pay for travel arrangements I’ll need and text books. It will really help my week-toweek living.” Mr Corey plans to come back to Broken Hill and practice once he graduates next year. “I ultimately want to settle down in Broken Hill. I only left for uni.” Mr Corey worked in the Broken Hill Hospital physiotherapy Department as a Physio Assistant for a year in 2008.

Broken Hill Health Service General Manager Rod Wyber-Hughes said the scholarship was designed to encourage local students to pursue studies in a health-related field with a view to then practicing in Broken Hill. “I would like to congratulate Ty on winning this year’s scholarship,” said Mr Wyber-Hughes. Mayor Wincen Cuy commended Mr Corey on his achievement.

“Broken Hill City Council is committed to supporting our young people to further their education and skills. It is particularly important that as an organisation we create opportunities for our young people by investing in education and skill-based training,” he said. “This support is an investment not only in Ty’s future but the future of our community. Scholarships such as the David Bowler Memorial Scholarship will ensure that our community remains strong and vibrant,” said Mayor cuy.

Mr Corey completed his High School Certificate in 2004 at Willyama High School. He thanked Greater Western Area Health Service, Broken Hill City Council and the Bowler Family for making the scholarship available. “It’s a pretty big honour to win the scholarship and I’m very thankful.” Mr Corey said he hoped the scholarship would encourage other Broken Hill locals to pursue university study.

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