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Lorraine Bartling OAM Scholarship Awarded
Lorraine Bartling OAM Scholarship in Nursing and or Social Work awarded to Rebecca Plozza.
By Portal Admin - 16th June 2019 - Back to News
The Latrobe City Trust recently awarded the Lorraine Bartling OAM Scholarship in Nursing and or Social Work, acknowledging the hard work of the recipient, nursing student, Rebecca Plozza.
The scholarship was established to celebrate the contribution of Lorraine Bartling OAM to the field of nursing and social work within Latrobe City. The scholarship provides the awardee with a grant to further assist with the development of skills and qualifications within the nursing and social work fields.
The Latrobe City Trust is supported by Council in awarding this scholarship as nurses and social workers play an integral role in the health and wellbeing of the community, which is a priority of the continued improvement of Latrobe City.
Rebecca, a mother of three, is currently studying her third year of a Bachelor of Nursing Degree at Federation University and will use the funds to continue her education in Nursing. Mrs Plozza has said that it has been hard at times to study full time while providing for her family, but is doing this this to show her children that anything is possible, and itís never too late to achieve big things.
The scholarship was presented to Rebecca by Lorraine Bartling OAM accompanied by Latrobe City Trust Chair Diane Wilkinson, Latrobe City Mayor Councillor Graeme Middlemiss, and Latrobe City Council CEO Steven Piasente.
"Itís fantastic to be able to award people like Rebecca for their hard work and help continue their development, which will only benefit our community in the future" - Mayor Cr Graeme Middlemiss
"The trust does a lot of work to help committed community members with a range of scholarships in various fields, and Council thanks them for their continued support in making Latrobe City a great place to live" - Mayor Cr Graeme Middlemiss
"The health and wellbeing of our community is of the utmost importance and supporting these committed individuals is a step in improving our health services for the future" - Mayor Cr Graeme Middlemiss
From left: Latrobe City Council CEO Steven Piasente, Lorraine Bartling OAM, Rebecca Plozza, Latrobe City Trust Chair Diane Wilkinson, and Latrobe City Council Mayor Councillor Graeme Middlemiss
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