Bendigo and Adelaide Bank and La Trobe University have formed a strategic partnership to provide 20 new scholarships in 2013January 16, 2013 12:15pm
With students in rural and regional areas less likely to attend university, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank and La Trobe University have formed a strategic partnership to provide up to 20 new $36
The scholarships, valued at $12
Robert Johanson, chairman of the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, said the scholarships would be of particular benefit to extending education programs at the university’s Melbourne and Bendigo campuses.
He said Bendigo had a proud tradition of being a premier university and learning city and the bank’s partnership with La Trobe University aimed to cement this future for quality higher education across regional Victoria and southern NSW.
‘‘Not only does it provide an option for local students to gain a university education at La Trobe campuses in Bendigo or Melbourne, it supports a strategy to extend quality higher education provision to Victorian students,’’ Mr Johanson said.
‘‘Already, Bendigo hosts La Trobe University’s top ATAR courses, such as dentistry, and the University has been confirmed as one of the nation’s leading research universities, climbing to third in Victoria in the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2012 report.
‘‘La Trobe is the top-ranked institution in the nation for research in areas such as microbiology, and equal top with just one other university in biochemistry and cell biology and veterinary sciences.’’
La Trobe University vice-chancellor Professor John Dewar said the partnership would help the University achieve important targets in its recently unveiled Future Ready: Strategic Plan 2013-2017, including increasing the number of students studying at its four regional campuses from 5470 to 7300, and increasing total university enrolments to 33
He said there was growing demand from families and the community for a quality university education, but for many
Professor Dewar said the scholarships underscore La Trobe’s commitment to educating students who are the first in their family to attend university.
‘‘What is exciting about these scholarships is that they signify a deepened partnership between Australia’s leading regional bank with Victoria’s leading regional university,’’ he said.
A car and truck have collided at Barmah-Shepparton Rd in Bunbartha near Medland Rd. Both lanes are closed and people are asked to avoid the area.
The first preliminary final on Saturday saw the Tungamah seniors start their campaign against Waaia at the Rennie Recreation Reserve.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
THREE words were chanted in unison at Hopwood Gardens, Echuca on Thursday night — bring them here.
TRUCKS, cars and vintage machinery took over Rochester Recreation Reserve on Tuesday last week.
KYABRAM’S Margaret and Leonard Flint have come a long way since meeting in the early 1950s.
Avenel win over Nagambie to take top spot
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
YOU probably wouldn’t expect to find an intensive care nurse running an award winning hotel and brewery, but that’s exactly what you will find when you visit Tooborac.
The preparations for the 10th Cobram Swap Meet have been given a boost with a brand new line marker. The Rotary Club of Cobram, which organise the swap meet, applied for a volunteer grant from the Federal Government, from which it received $4600.
At 77 years of age, popular local golfer Paul ‘Tango’ has claimed his second hole-in-one.
Tuesday, August 16
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.