Bursary opens up opportunity

L-R Back: Claire Guy, Trevor Budge, Andrew Butt and Penny Davies. Front: Richard Guy and Fiona Maw with baby Harry‘Excited and validated’ is how Ms Maw describes her feelings on being told that she had won the bursary.

‘The bursary will allow me to take the overseas trip that’s part of the Bachelor Urban Rural and Enviromental Planning study program, either next year or the following year,’ said Ms Maw.      

‘One trip is to Europe and the other is to the USA. It would be nice to do both but as I'm the mother of three children that depends on circumstances at the time.

Ms Maw, who is currently between the second and third years of the Bachelor of Urban, Rural and Environmental Planning degree course, has worked and had her third child whilst studying.  She hopes to graduate in 2013.

‘I’ve done some part time and some full time study while being a mother    of three and working part time because it’s what I really want to do. You have to be motivated to do this and it’s not worth doing if you're not interested.

The Richard and Claire Guy Regional Planning Bursary is administered by the Bendigo Tertiary Education Anniversary Foundation. The bursaries were established by Mr Richard Guy, OAM, leading Bendigo business identity and philanthropist and his wife Mrs Claire Guy, to support students from regional Victoria undertaking the Bachelor of Urban, Rural and Environmental Planning at La Trobe University’s Bendigo campus.



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