As many local students prepare to make the leap between high school and tertiary studies, one Finley local is preparing to make an even bigger leap of faith.January 23, 2014 4:20am
Finley’s Aaron Morham is gearing up to relocate to Korea after receiving a Korean War Scholarship.
‘‘I am looking forward to going, it will be quite an experience,’’ Mr Morham said.
Mr Morham, who completed Year 12 last year at Finley High School, studied maths, maths extension, physics, chemistry, English and PDHPE in the hope of gaining a place to study engineering.
‘‘I put my application in for the scholarship on December 7 and found out three days ago I had received it.
‘‘I am accepting it (the scholarship). It will be a five year scholarship.’’
Mr Morham said part of the course would allow him to learn the Korean language, which will be the sole focus for the first 12 months of his Korean journey.
He will concentrate on engineering for the remaining four years of the scholarship.
The scholarship is offered to descendants of those who fought in the Korean War, and is one of 20 offered in United Nations’ countries.
Mr Morham’s connection to the Korean War is through his great grandfather, on his mother Karen’s side.
‘‘My grandfather Victor Albert Dey served in the Korean War and is president of the Korean War Veterans,’’ Mrs Morham said.
‘‘The scholarship serves as a gesture of thanks from the Korean people and has been an ongoing gesture of thanks to the countries that helped protect their people during the war.
‘‘Aaron is the only Australian student to be selected for the scholarship and is one of only 11 accepted from United Nations’ countries.
‘‘This is a wonderful opportunity – it has made my grandfather and family very proud.’’
Mr Morham said his great grandfather had encouraged him to apply for the scholarship.
‘‘He said to me ‘I think you’re smart enough to give it a go’,’’ the engineering student said.
‘‘I also got accepted into Bendigo to study Civil Engineering, which I have deferred.’’
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