BRHS Endorsed Enrolled Nurse Tammy-lee Chatwin has been awarded a scholarship that will help her complete her Bachelor of Nursing degree at Federation University.
The Jungarra Wannik Scholarship, funded by AGL Energy, is named by Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation and awarded to support Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students.
Jungarra Wannik means “to find your footprint.”
Tammy-lee said the scholarship had made a huge difference in her life by giving her the opportunity to undertake the placement, which is otherwise unpaid.
“It has been amazing to be awarded this scholarship. I can now do a subject with a placement in it, rather than being limited to those without placements,” she said. “It takes the pressure off trying to work out what I was going to do. I was having to pick up double shifts and save up enough annual leave to be able to take those 11 weeks of placement.”
Congratulations Tammy-lee, and best of luck in your studies.