Alissa Woods has been identified by Bond University as a student with exceptional achievements- both in academic and extra curricular excellence, and as a result has been awarded a Bond Vice-Chancellors Elite Scholarship.
The scholarship covers 100 per cent of tuition. For me, that is worth just short of $200,000 because I am studying both a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of International Relations,” said Alissa.
The Year 12 student, of Cambooya, is in the top two per cent of Year 12 students in Australia academically and has been identified by her Fairholme teachers and peers for her commitment to the community and willingness to help and inspire others.
Alissa went through a lengthy selection process before being awarded the scholarship. “‘There were three stages — the first was a general application and two short essays. The second part included a minute long video and the final was the selection weekend — where I was one of 24 students.” Alissa attributes her success to her teachers at Fairholme. “Every teacher there is amazing. Their advice and support is the reason this has been possible for me. I will miss Fairholme very much next year.” Head of Teaching and Learning Stewart Peacock says the College is thrilled at the news — but not surprised. “This is the result of several years of hard work and dedication from a student who puts her heart and soul into everything she does at Fairholme,” he said.
As part of the scholarship, Alissa will participate in the Vice- Chancellor’s Mentoring Program which will connect her with an influential corporate mentor, orchestrating industry links and providing hands on, real world experience.
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