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2023 Hill Family Scholarship Winner Announced

Karl and his wife Sarah established the $5000 scholarship in 2021 to assist students hoping to study law, accounting or commerce with expenses such as accommodation, textbooks, day to day living and travel costs.

Tyke has ambitions to study Business or International Business at QUT in Brisbane. In his submission for the Scholarship, Tyke explained that the financial support would make a huge difference to his family.

“I was not born into a wealthy family, so this scholarship will be extremely beneficial to my university endeavors. It’s going to make it a lot easier knowing that Mum and Dad can enjoy my achievements rather than constantly worrying about how the fees are going to be paid. I will make myself, my family, Mackay SHS and the Hill family proud.”

Karl said the Hill Family Scholarship was established to ensure that talented students don’t give up on their dreams to attend university due to financial reasons.

“Sarah and I both attended Mackay SHS and we’re big believers in equal opportunity and the power of education to change lives.

From personal experience, students from regional areas can face a harder path pursuing a career in law, commerce and business. Moving a long way from Regional Queensland to go to university, finding accommodation, establishing yourself in a new city – these costs add up and can be particularly challenging for families with limited financial resources.

“A great education can change lives and we believe everyone should have the opportunity to pursue their dream career path.”

As part of the trip to Mackay, Karl presented a Q & A session for years 10 and 11 students in which he spoke about his career and the unique challenges he faced coming from a regional center.

Last year’s recipient of the Hill Family Scholarship, Pushti Shah, also attended this session. Pushti is now studying a Bachelor of Law (Honours) / Bachelor of Arts double degree at Griffith University.

Pictured is Sarah, Karl and Tyke at the Awards Night presentation.

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