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Dorset Council are excited to announce the recipients of the 2019 Barry Jarvis Education Scholarships. All scholarships in this programme have been named in honour of the late Mayor Barry Jarvis, who sadly passed away in June 2015 and was a strong advocate of education in Dorset.

A very high standard of applications were received, and members of the Dorset Council Education Scholarship Selection Panel had a difficult task selecting the worthy recipients.

The successful applicant for the Barry Jarvis University Scholarship in 2019 is Louis Burr from Scottsdale and he is studying a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Tasmania in Launceston. Louis is very passionate about the Dorset area and as part of his application he highlighted he would like to “…be able to bring my skill asset back to the Community” which is why Louis is wanting to return to Dorset to work at the completion of his studies. The Barry Jarvis University Scholarship provides $3,000 per year for up to three years of university study.

The Barry Jarvis Agribusiness Scholarship provides financial support of $2,500 per year for two years to a student studying Agribusiness. William Headlam is the successful applicant in 2019, and is studying an Agricultural Business Management course.

Dorset Council awarded the 2019 Barry Jarvis Apprenticeship/Traineeship Scholarship to Tom Saunders from Scottsdale. Tom is undertaking an Apprenticeship with Bridport Electrical and will receive $1,000 financial support from Dorset Council to assist with his expenses associated with his Apprenticeship. Tom plans to continue working in the Dorset area for years to come.

Five Barry Jarvis Scottsdale High School Scholarships have been awarded for 2019.  The successful applicants will receive $500 each towards their education expenses. The successful recipients are: Mitchell Woolley and Carly French who are both studying year 11 at Scottsdale High School and Montanna Gilroy, Zayne Flemming and Theresa McGuinness who are studying year 12 at Scottsdale High School.