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Hours of studying pays off for new Curtin scholar

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Eastern Goldfields College graduate, Hannah Weickhardt, has been awarded two Curtin University of Technology scholarships.

The 17-year-old from Kalgoorlie-Boulder is the recipient of the Harry Perkins Memorial Scholarship and a Principals’ Recommendation Award.

“I am ecstatic that I have been awarded these scholarships, and it is a great honour to be recognised for all my hard work,” she said.

“I’m excited about the whole prospect of studying at the Curtin Business School, both the social and academic aspects of it. I’m also looking forward to completing a degree and pursuing a management career.”

The Harry Perkins Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a regional Year 12 student, covers student fees each year plus a $2,000 cash payment per annum to assist with other expenses.

The young leader, who would like to manage a well-known sports team, hasn’t always had her heart set on a sports management career.

“I had been considering an accounting major, but recently decided I would like to do management because it has greater scope,” she said.

“I have always enjoyed sport, particularly soccer and touch rugby, and have been involved in refereeing and coaching junior soccer.”

Ms Weickhardt also receives a one-off $1,500 cash payment as part of the Principals’ Recommendation Award.

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