HELPING HAND: The students from the Dalby State High School Bunya Campus who have received scholarships from Arrow Energy.
HELPING HAND: The students from the Dalby State High School Bunya Campus who have received scholarships from Arrow Energy. Sam Flanagan

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TEN students have been given an educational leg-up through a partnership between Arrow Energy and the Dalby State High School Bunya Campus.

Arrow has awarded 10 scholarships, valued at $5000 each, to students at the school to help their families bare the burden of educational costs.

"The partnership has existed since 2011, it's been amazing,” Head of campus Anne Rathmell said.

"It's particularity good for rural families, sometimes it's the difference between the child being able to attend Dalby State High School or not.

"There's been a number of students who have continued in the agricultural field because of our program and Arrow's support.”

For Year 11 student Max O'Neill, whose family live on a farm towards St George, the scholarship has made a world of difference.

"It's helped me stay here and let me do all of the ag programs,” he said.

"It makes it a lot easier to get a job when you have all of the qualifications.”

Because of the scholarship, Max has been able to complete a Certificate III in Business, Certificate III in Agriculture and Certificate II in Engineering Pathways. For Year 10 student Sara Wilson, the scholarship has given her focus in her studies.

"It's helped me understand that I want to do agronomy after school and now I know how to achieve that goal.”


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