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Nice surprise for young scholars

Saturday, 7th February, 2015

Broken Hill Y’S Men’s Club Neville Turner, Ron Farquhar and Silver City Workingmen’s Club President Colin Degoumois with this year’s scholarship recipients Jarrah Seager (left) and Amber Grose. PICTURE: Darrin Manuel Broken Hill Y’S Men’s Club Neville Turner, Ron Farquhar and Silver City Workingmen’s Club President Colin Degoumois with this year’s scholarship recipients Jarrah Seager (left) and Amber Grose. PICTURE: Darrin Manuel

By Erica Visser

When Jarrah Seager found out she was the successful recipient of a $5000 scholarship to help with her university degree, she burst into tears. 

The Y’s Men’s Club each year provides scholarships to two local youths to help with the costs of tertiary education.

Jarrah and fellow Broken Hill High School student Amber Grose were this year chosen out of 13 applicants to receive the funding over two years.

The Y’s Men’s Ron Farquhar said the girls were chosen as “the most deserving” of the assistance by the panel.

Amber will study a Bachelor of Health Science (Principles of Physiotherapy) at Flinders University in Adelaide and planned to spend the money on accommodation and textbooks.

Jarrah would study on the other side of Adelaide, at the University of South Australia’s Magill campus.

She expected a lot of her scholarship funding would go towards the cost of petrol.

“I’m going to live 19 kilometres away so it will really help with the cost of petrol.

“I wasn’t expecting to be chosen for the scholarship. When I found out it was only a couple of hours after I had done the interview and I just burst into tears.”

The scholarship is made possible through the assistance of the Silver City Workingmen’s Club.

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