A dedicated student from Mackay State High School was today announced as the recipient of the 2024 Hill Family Scholarship. Valued at $5,000, the scholarship provides vital financial support to one deserving student embarking on their tertiary education journey in law, accounting, or commerce.
Year 12 student Ned Gething from Sunnyside (Mackay) won the scholarship thanks to his leadership qualities, academic achievements and commitment to pursuing a career in law.
“Access to the Hill Family Scholarship means I can place a greater focus on my studies, rather than worrying about where the money for textbooks or costs of living away from home might come from,” Ned said.
“I’m excited to pursue this next chapter of my education and so grateful for the support a scholarship like this can provide to myself and my family,” he added.
Established in 2021 by Mackay SHS alumni Karl and Sarah Hill, the Hill Family Scholarship is a testament to their commitment of providing opportunities for regional youth. The scholarship aims to alleviate the financial burdens associated with pursuing higher education, including living out of home costs, textbooks, equipment and travel.
Founder and Managing Director of Results Legal, one of Queensland’s foremost specialist commercial litigation firms, Karl believes in the transformative power of education and that students in regional areas should have equal opportunities to pursue their dream careers.
“We created the Hill Family Scholarship to ensure talented regional students do not get left behind from attending university due to financial constraints,” Mr. Hill said.
“From personal experience, we understand the unique challenges faced by students in regional areas aspiring to build careers in law, commerce and business. The financial hurdles of moving to a new city, securing accommodation, and adapting to a different environment can be daunting for young students out of home for the first time,” he said.
Previous Hill Family Scholarship recipient and Mackay SHS graduate, Pushti Shah, has just completed her second year of a Law degree at Griffith University in Brisbane and knows the challenges of leaving a regional centre to study in the city.
“Moving away for university was scary and a steep learning curve at first, but the support I received from the Hill Family Scholarship made it so much easier. It’s not just the financial support, but Karl has also been a valuable mentor to really open the door for me within the law profession,” she said.
The Hill Family Scholarship supports Results Legal’s commitment to creating opportunities that have a meaningful impact and that will endure well into the future.
Hill Family Scholarship co-founder Karl Hill and Mackay High School student and 2024 Hill Family Scholarship recipient Ned Gething.
Local Student Receives Prestigious Scholarship
First appeared in Mackay and Whitsunday Life Magazine – Thursday Nov 23rd 20023.
A dedicated student from Mackay State High School was announced as the recipient of the 2024 Hill Family Scholarship this week, in honour of his great dedication to his academic achievements.