Kapooka-Legacy 2017 scholarships support Laura Byrne, Emmily Butcher and Dylan Morton

SCHOLARSHIPS: With citations to mark their Kapooka-Legacy scholarships presented by Colonel Garraway and Mr Ferguson are, from left, Emmily Butcher, Dylan Morton and Laura Byrne. Picture: Contributed
SCHOLARSHIPS: With citations to mark their Kapooka-Legacy scholarships presented by Colonel Garraway and Mr Ferguson are, from left, Emmily Butcher, Dylan Morton and Laura Byrne. Picture: Contributed

THREE more Wagga district tertiary students have the financial backing of the Kapooka army base and Legacy to support their studies.

Charles Sturt University students Laura Byrne and Emmily Butcher and TAFE NSW Riverina Institute student Dylan Morton were presented with scholarships on Tuesday by Kapooka Commandant, Colonel Mick Garraway, and Legacy Club of Wagga education director John Ferguson.

Laura is undertaking a Bachelor of Social Work, Emmily is studying nursing and Dylan is a Certificate III student in air-conditioning.

Funds for the scholarships are raised among staff at Kapooka.

The scholarships were inaugurated in 1996 by the late Brigadier John Buchanan, who was Commandant of Kapooka at the time.

They are presented to Wagga students who are a junior Legatee or a relative of a currently-serving or retired member of the Australian Army.

The scholarships are provided to students over the duration of their course.

This year’s scholarships are worth a total of $11,000.