Scholarship singles Rane out as a winner

Nicole SalmeriSouth Western Times
Zonta International Women in Technology Scholarship coordinator Tyril Houghton, left, and Zonta International Bunbury president Beth Talbot with the $500 cheque for Rane Al-Hasany, centre.
Camera IconZonta International Women in Technology Scholarship coordinator Tyril Houghton, left, and Zonta International Bunbury president Beth Talbot with the $500 cheque for Rane Al-Hasany, centre. Credit: Nicole Salmeri

Bunbury woman Rane Al-Hasany was named the winner of the Zonta Women in Technology Scholarship at Edith Cowan University on Tuesday.

The Women in Technology Scholarships are awarded to women of any age, pursuing a technology degree or closely related program or who are pursuing continued advancement in technology.

Edith Cowan second year civil engineering student Rane Al-Hasany was thrilled to have won the award — and the $500 prize.

“I was very happy, I received an email that I had won and I was just so excited,” Miss Al-Hasany said

“I have passion for maths and science, especially in the civil engineering field because I’m fascinated with how they create structures and bridges and it’s a really challenging career. I am learning new things every day.

“I will be putting the money towards new textbooks and computer programs.”

Zonta International Women in Technology Scholarship coordinator Tyril Houghton said the 19-year-old stood out for the work she had done helping others.

“In the letter that was sent in about Rane, it said she was helping mentor another girl in her course as she was struggling — Rane helped her pass that particular unit,” Mrs Houghton said.

“She met all of the criteria and because Zonta is all about empowering women through service and advocacy, the fact she is already empowering other people and looking to use what she does in her career to enhance the work is just wonderful.”

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