Kingaroy State High School graduate Megan Frohloff has been awarded the inaugural Nanango Electorate Year 12 School Leavers Bursary.
Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington announced the winner on Thursday.
Five applicants were shortlisted and then interviewed by Mrs Frecklington and a representative from the Red Earth Community Foundation.
“I was very impressed with the calibre of applicants and the decision was a difficult one,” Mrs Frecklington said.
“I’m thrilled to announce Megan Frohloff of Kingaroy as the successful applicant.
“Megan will be undertaking a Bachelor of Education (Primary) at USQ Toowoomba – a profession she’s entering due to the positive influence her own teachers at Kingaroy State High have had on her learnings.”
Mrs Frecklington said many school leavers had to travel or move to major centres to access further education. and the bursary is designed to help with those costs.
“The bursary is worth $1000 and aims to provide financial assistance with the costs associated with moving to their place of learning, the purchase of books, IT, tools or other necessary requirements,” she said.
Applications for the 2021 Deb Frecklington Nanango Electorate Year 12 School Leavers Bursary will open on October 5.