“That’s a lot of time that I could have been studying,” says Arvind.
He managed to cut his travel time in half by working two part-time jobs to buy a car, but struggled with registration, petrol and basic living costs.
“I thought, ‘If I don’t get help, I will have to quit uni’.”
That’s when Arvind applied for a Matthew Flinders Scholarship.
“For a whole semester the scholarship helped me pay for petrol and car registration, plus buying better food than baked beans and two-minute noodles.”
Arvind was thrilled to receive the support that ultimately enabled him to continue his studies.
“Not only did the scholarship help me financially, but it also increased my motivation to keep going with my studies, because at that point I was having doubts on whether my finances would stretch enough to be able to continue.”
He says, “To the donors of the Matthew Flinders Scholarship, thank you for your support and helping me in my pursuit of becoming an allied health professional.”
You can provide vital support and hope to students like Arvind by giving to the Matthew Flinders Scholarship.