A passion for agriculture in northern Australia has led a CSU student from Derby to Wagga Wagga and to win a national scholarship.
Veterinary science student Wave Camp is one of three young Australians this year awarded the Rural Bank Scholarship.
Wave won the $5,000 scholarship from almost 120 applications from across Australia.
Hailing from her family’s Kimberley cattle station in Derby in WA, Ms Camp is pursuing a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology / Bachelor of Veterinary Science at CSU in Wagga Wagga.
“While growing up in a remote location was an incredible experience, it’s posed significant logistical challenges for me, especially when it comes to education,” Wave said.
“Having completed most of my schooling via distance education in Broome, securing the Rural Bank Scholarship will ensure that I can continue my degree in Wagga Wagga and pursue my dream of becoming a rural veterinarian.
“The northern cattle and equine industry is in my blood and I’m keen to return to northern Australia once I’ve completed my studies in order to give something back to the sector.”
Managing Director and CEO of Rural Bank, Alexandra Gartmann praised the quality of applications, adding “it’s abundantly clear that there’s a lot of talented young people in regional and rural Australia, who have a deep-seated desire to work on-farm or within the agricultural value chain”.