Student wins scholarship
Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School student Caitlin Shaw has been awarded one of 10 prestigious scholarships to study at Curtin University.
Caitlin, 17, was awarded the John Curtin Undergraduate Scholarship, the university’s most prestigious and generous future student scholarship, with recipients having to excel in a wide range of fields.
“I got an email just after I finished my exams, squealed a fair bit and called mum immediately because I was home alone,” the Year 12 student said.
Caitlin’s mother Corinne said she was over the moon to hear the news and the scholarship was an invaluable help to the family, with Caitlin not being eligible for the HECS program due to her New Zealand citizenship.
Earlier this year Caitlin received the Rio Tinto Promise Award for her work mentoring younger students at the 2018 RoboCup Junior WA State Event held at Curtin.
In 2019 she will study a double degree of mechatronics engineering and computer science, exactly the pathway she wanted.
“I haven’t really thought about the future after university because I’ve spent so much time at school with the RoboCup,” she said.
“I just identified it as something I want to learn more about but I guess mining would be a good option.”
BCGS Head of School Michael Giles was thrilled for Caitlin and the way she followed her passion.
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