Ambitious geologist maximises opportunities
Georgie is a Bachelor of Science (Advanced) third-year student and 2020 Augustus Short Scholarship recipient who credits her mother’s strong work ethic for motivating her to pursue her studies and reach her full potential.
“In 2016 while I was in Year 9, I fled a volatile home situation with my Mum and we became homeless overnight.
“For the first few months, we couch-surfed at friends’ places before Mum found a small unit for us. Mum went without a lot of things for several years just so she could pay my school fees and I could focus on my studies.”
An ambitious future geologist, Georgie found that the Augustus Short scholarship combined with part-time work during the summer break allowed her to focus 100% on her studies during the university year, without the pressure to undertake extra shifts.
In November 2021, Georgie undertook a three-month placement as a mine geologist in North-West Queensland.
“Gaining work experience with a globally renowned mining company while being just two years into my degree was monumental for me,” Georgie said.
Recently, Georgie was thrilled to learn she has been accepted into a two-year graduate program with the same company.
I was absolutely ecstatic to receive this amazing news. I am convinced that I wouldn’t have been able to achieve this without the help of the scholarship,Georgie
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