Unitywater has celebrated its most recent scholarship recipients at the Celebration of Philanthropy event at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC).

Executive Manager of People, Culture and Safety, Kenan Hibberd, said sponsoring the Bright Future and Engineering Scholarships made good business sense for Unitywater.

“Providing some financial support for young people to achieve their academic best is one way we as a local business can encourage students and empower them to succeed no matter what their socioeconomic, cultural, geographic or personal circumstances are,” Mr Hibberd said.

“It was wonderful to attend the recent Celebration of Philanthropy at USC to learn how our contribution is making a difference.”

Recipient of the Bright Future Scholarship, Ben Must, said he felt incredibly thankful and privileged to be chosen as a scholarship recipient.

“Receiving this incredibly generous bursary will go a long way to keeping me focused on my academic goals by relieving some of the stresses associated with the financial hardships of full-time study,” Mr Must said.

Ben is currently studying a Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology. He progressed through his first year with the intention of focusing his studies towards networking, security and artificial intelligence.

“Being a mature-age student with children, the decision to take the time out of the workforce to attend university full time was not an easy one. This scholarship is truly life changing,” Mr Must said.

Siobhan Day is the Assistant Editor of Utility magazine and Pump Industry magazine, and has been part of the team since early 2019. With a background in management in the non-profit sector, Siobhan has extensive experience in communications, professional writing and client management. She holds a Bachelor of Business and Communications and is currently completing a postgraduate degree.

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