The Ride of Her Life
The balancing act that is Rowan Moses' student life now has the support of two new wheels, thanks to the bike she bought after winning the Glen Avery Memorial Scholarship.
Established in 2008, in memory of popular University staff member, Glen Avery, the scholarship was set up by Glen's family, friends and colleagues to recognise his passion for the arts and his renowned affinity with students.
School of Education Executive Officer Tanille Elley (pictured with Rowan) is one of many staff members who support students through the scholarship program.
"I started to do this for the students," Tanille said. "And once I met Rowan it all became so real."
Rowan is studying a combined Bachelor of Arts/Primary School Teaching as well as modelling and working one day a week in a pre-school.
She said winning the scholarship was "very humbling".
"My dad used to say to me that when you live your life passionately and honourably it was amazing how many people would support you. I'm passionate about theatrics, art and drama therapy combined with teaching and to have a collective group of people like the scholarship selection board say 'yes, you're deserving of this' is very special.
"The scholarship is a relief financially - staying on top of everything I do has been a balancing act. I don't have my licence because I'm too busy to learn so I bought a bike to make getting to uni a little easier.
"It's an honour to win the Glen Avery Scholarship. I've been given an amazing gift by people who don't expect anything back."
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