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.

Charlotte Pordage is Editor of Utility magazine, a position she has held since November 2018. She joined the team as an Associate Editor in October 2017, after sharpening her writing and editing skills across a range of print and digital publications. Charlotte graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London, in 2011 with joint honours in English and Latin. When she's not putting together Australia's only dedicated utility magazine, she can usually be found riding her horse or curled up with a good book.

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