Broken Hill’s Natalie Letcher has been awarded a Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation (RASF) Scholarship.
The RASF scholarships provide financial assistance for regional and rural students studying at a recognised NSW University or TAFE.
Ms Letcher, who is currently based in Orange, is undertaking a Diploma of Nursing.
“While the countryside has my heart, so does nursing, I embrace every opportunity I get to learn new things in the industry and become better,” she said.
“I love the chances I get to look after people who are ill and all they need is someone to make their day that little bit better.”
She was one of 82 recipients of this year’s Scholarship program.
RASF Manager, Cecilia Logan, said scholarship recipients are often required to relocate to regional centres to further their studies but have a passion for actively contributing to communities upon graduating.
“These scholarships are designed to assist recipients with accommodation, textbooks or income which allows them to focus on their studies,” Mrs Logan said.
Quayclean Australia is a proud supporter of the RASF scholarship program and is delighted to be contributing financially to Ms Letcher and other recipients to assist them with their full-time studies.
Quayclean Chief Executive, Mark Piwkowski, congratulated the beneficiaries on their scholarships.
“Through our work at the annual Royal Easter Show, we have witnessed first-hand the wonderful contribution regional men and women make to NSW and Australia,” he said.
“We are honoured to partner with the RASF to assist Briony and Natalie with their tertiary education studies and allow them the opportunity to contribute towards building strong, vibrant, and resilient regional communities.”
For more information on the RAS Foundation, visit www.rasnsw.com.au.