Scholarship winner Katie Langton (Photo: HMEF)

July 31, 2020

Murgon State High School student Katie Langton, from Cherbourg, has earned a prestigious Harding Miller Education Foundation scholarship.

The two-year scholarship is aimed at providing high academic achieving young Australian women with the tools, resources and support to help them reach their full potential.

More than 400 public high school students applied for the scholarships and Katie, who is in Year 9, was selected as one of the 139 winners for 2020.

“I want to use my education to build a better world by showing other people that you can achieve anything you want, if you work hard. I look forward to going to university in the future,” Katie said.

Scholarship recipients receive new laptops, high speed internet, face-to-face and online tutoring, subject and career guidance, mentoring and financial support to help cover the costs of uniforms, books and school expenses

The two-year scholarships are awarded to students in Year 9 and at the end of Year 10 the recipients are invited to reapply for another two years of support.

The four years of support is valued at more than $20,000.

Harding Miller Education Foundation executive director Cara Varian said Katie was very deserving of the scholarship.

“We are so pleased to announce Katie as one of the scholarship recipients for 2020,” she said.

“At the Harding Miller Education Foundation, we are focused on providing talented, hardworking and high achieving young Australian women with tools, resources and support to help them reach their full potential.

“Katie is well deserving of the two-year scholarship and we are sure it will help her achieve success in coming years and put her in a position to fulfil her tertiary education and career aspirations after school.

“We encourage any other local young girls who may need support to consider applying for a Harding Miller Education Foundation scholarship this year.”

Applications for 2021 scholarships close on September 23.

Since its launch in 2015 the Harding Miller Education Foundation has supported 470 scholarship recipients.

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