Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) student Jai Meyers has a real passion for science. Through his Enhanced Program for High Achievers, Jai has been able to extend his studies and conduct research into the role of protein in breast cancer cells.
Jai is from Whyalla, in 2016 he moved to Adelaide to take up his science degree at Flinders University. ‘Moving away from home at the age of 17 was a very big challenge, especially the financial burden of living away from home,’ says Jai.
Jai received a donor-funded scholarship to relieve the financial pressures of studying and to help him to meet the extra costs of living away from his family.
‘The funds have been essential for me to be able to live in Adelaide to undertake my studies,’ says Jai. ‘The scholarship allowed me to purchase a computer and the support materials needed for my degree. It also contributed to my living expenses.’
Receiving a scholarship has also made a big difference to Jai personally and professionally. ‘The opportunities I have had at Flinders and also in living away from home, have allowed me to be more confident, independent and learn to act in a professional manner.'