The process has started to select students for the 2018 Batemans Bay Youth Foundation grants to attend University or TAFE.
They are to be completed and sent in to the foundation as instructed on the application set.
The earlier applications are received, the better, but the closing date is Thursday, November 30.
Members of the foundation have visited the High Schools covered by the scope of the grants, explaining what the foundation can do, and how to apply.
Careers teachers and Year 12 coordinators have also been briefed.
Chairman Peter Wood declared himself "most satisfied" with the quality of selection by the foundation's management.
This was supported by the results achieved in the first semester.
Thirteen students achieved the following results:
30 per cent achieved High Distinctions
21 per cent achieved Distinctions
26 per cent achieved Credits
23 per cent achieved Passes
0 per cent Fails
Patrick McCallum, pictured left, a graduate of St Peter’s Anglican College, Broulee, who is studying Advanced Bachelor of Science at ANU, scored four High Distinctions from the four subjects he took.
Caitlin Forbes, of Moruya High School, studying a Bachelor of Science in Genetics, and Katie Piert, of Carroll College, Broulee, studying a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons), both scored three High Distinctions from their four courses.
The present plans for the 2018 grants is to hold the grant at its present level of $3500, with payable $3000 at the grants presentation dinner, to be held at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, on February 8.
The final $500 will be payable at the successful conclusion of the first semester.
The foundation will allow grants for any recognised Australian university, but understandably, there are strong associations with the local universities, namely ANU, University of Canberra, and University of Wollongong.
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