Aspire student keeps on giving

Sammy-Jo Sly, an Aspire student at La Trobe’s Mildura Campus, continues to kick goals having recently been awarded a Give Them Wings scholarship provided by the Royal Flying Doctor Service

The $2,500 scholarship, targeted at Victorian country students interested in health careers, will help cover the cost of Sammy-Jo’s Sly's first year university studies.

She is studying a Bachelor of Nursing course at La Trobe University’s Mildura Campus.

The scholarship includes a Royal Flying Doctor experience and is generously funded by volunteers at the Bayside Auxiliary of RFDS Victoria.

Sammy-Jo Sly received a place in La Trobe’s Nursing course through the Aspire Program in September 2015.

The  early admissions program rewards secondary students who have volunteered in their local community with an offer for their chosen course – all before they sit their exams in September.

Sammy-Jo Sly was school captain, juggled two jobs and participated in numerous fundraisers for the Red Cross, Cancer Council and Jeans for Genes Day.  She was also involved in several school fundraisers as part of a campaign called ‘Go Green For Kieran’ after a fellow student was diagnosed with cancer.

The Nursing student is keen to pursue a career in Rural Victoria once she graduates.

‘“I love the feeling of being part of a tight-knit community and I’m excited about the impact my job as a nurse will have on people of all ages and backgrounds.'

Media; Rebecca Crossling T 03 5051 4069 //  M 0417 323 470

Image credit; Rural Health Workforce Australia