"I feel honoured to be receiving the Tuckwell Scholarship. It’s an amazing program with a great community that I can definitely see myself bonding with, just like the students I met at NYSF."
Four National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) alumni have been offered the highly coveted Tuckwell Scholarship for 2019.
Over 680 students applied for the 25 scholarships on offer for 2019 by The Australian National University(ANU) Tuckwell Scholarship Program.
Following assessment of written applications, a shortlist of 75 applicants were interviewed in Canberra, and spent time experiencing campus life and enjoying local sights.
The students will receive over $21,000 per year for up to five years for their study costs, and participate in a program of academic and social enrichment designed by current Tuckwell Scholars and supported by a team of academic and professional staff.
NYSF 2018 Alumnus Zachary (Zac) Steyn has been offered a scholarship.
“I feel honoured to be receiving the Tuckwell Scholarship. It’s an amazing program with a great community that I can definitely see myself bonding with, just like the students I met at NYSF. I'm overjoyed to have been awarded it and eagerly await university. Once there, I hope to study astrophysics and eventually end up in research,” he said.
For those thinking of applying for the scholarship next year, Zac says,“Just be yourself. Its clichéd advice but they're looking to get a sense of who you are. Stage one is all about your marks but stages two and three are personality and value driven questions, a lot of which involves self-reflection. They seem to be looking for people who care for others and strive to make the world a better place. This is not to say the people who didn't receive the scholarship don't have these qualities because I know some amazing candidates who I really wish could have received one also.”
In a Queensland coup NYSF Alumni offered the scholarship for 2019 are Michael Brazier from Redcliffe Brisbane, Ellie Randall from Toowoomba, Luka Mijnarends from Palmwoods, and Zachary Steyn from Yeppoon.
Tuckwell recipient Ellie Randall is looking forward to studying at the ANU.
"I am so grateful for the opportunity to apply for the scholarship, and am so excited for what the next few years in Canberra hold. I found out about the Tuckwell through the NYSF program, and the program played a massive part in helping me obtain the scholarship. For those looking to apply next year, just be yourself, because everyone is refreshingly different and you all have something to bring to the table. The more ‘real’ you are, the more they will be able to see exactly what that is.”
Congratulations to all of this year’s Tuckwell Scholars. The NYSF would like to wish them all best in their future study endeavours."
To read more about this year’s recipients click HERE.