Nina Gannon, a year 12 student at St Ursula’s College, has been awarded the coveted Tuckwell Scholarship.

The 2019 intake received more than 690 applicants competing for one of 25 positions available in Australia’s most transformational undergraduate scholarship program. Successful applicants are invited to take up a place at Australian National University as Tuckwell Scholars, where they can take full advantage of their tertiary experience, including the many academic, social, cultural, sporting and leadership opportunities that come with life on campus. The 2020 applicants were chosen through a meticulous application and interview process based in Canberra.

A successful applicant, Nina Gannon was evaluated on not only her academic merit but also her leadership capacity and all-round involvement in the College Service-Learning Program. Nina was supported in her application by proud College Principal Mrs Tanya Appleby. “Nina’s involvement in our Service-Learning Program has assisted her to differentiate her skill set, allowing her to present a comprehensive portfolio of commitment. This is an amazing opportunity but is also an
example to others who yearn for excellence in their learning,” Mrs Appleby said.

Nina said, “I am very excited to have been awarded the Tuckwell Scholarship. As well as receiving financial support, Scholars take part in the Scholars House program, which includes support and mentoring, enrichment activities, social events and an annual camp.

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