Scholarship Background
 
When John Ashton was president the then District Governor canvassed with the 9700 Clubs the idea of having a Rotary Scholarship for Science.  The Wollundry Board was so taken by the idea it thought it would investigate the awarding of such a Scholarship itself.  Vocational Director Frank Fuller was asked to investigate and he assisted Graham Burmeister in preparing a paper.
 
The Board determined and the Club accepted to have a Science Scholarship at Charles Sturt University be granted to a deserving applicant who comes from the Wagga Wagga District and who intends to remain in the country upon graduation.  The issue of deserving was left to the discretion of the selection panel and in the fullness of time it has come to mean someone who needs the financial assistance and who can maintain the high standard of excellence expected of the awardees.   
 
Time has been very kind in that the Awardees have achieved outstanding results in both their study and in their post graduate work  We like to think the prestige of the Scholarship is very high and reads well on any graduates CV
 
 
Wollundry CSU Science Scholarship
 
Name:     Rotary Club of Wollundry Scholarship, Wagga Wagga.
The scholarship is offered and administered through the CSU Foundation.
 
Value: $15,000 payable for up to three years, (pro rata if less than three years) and is subject to satisfactory academic progress.
 
Eligibility: Continuing students in any undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Science at the Wagga Wagga Campus, and resident of the Wagga Wagga District prior to commencement of the course.
 
. Applications must address the following-
                     - Outline any course work integrated learning (WIL) requirements.
                     - Show a desire to live and work in rural areas.
                     - How your ideals align with the objectives and initiatives run by the Rotary Club of Wollundry, Wagga Wagga.
          . Preference may be given to applicants undertaking courses with significant WIL.
          . The recipient will be invited to connect with the Club each year to provide study updates and attend a Club meeting.
          . Applications to be assessed by CSU Staff with a shortlist forwarded to the Club for the final decision and interview (Zoom).
          . Scholarships are awarded at CSU Foundation Trust Ceremonies.
          . The additional book prizes have been discontinued.
 
 
David Golland
Scholarships Committee Chairman