ONE can only imagine Proserpine State High School student Isabelle Silberling’s future will be full of pencil skirts, hot pink blazers, fluffy pens and a pet Chihuahua.
The year 12 student has received a vice-chancellor scholarship to one of Australia’s most prestigious universities on the Gold Coast where she will study a dual degree in law and commerce.
The future Bond University undergraduate is thrilled to be the first Proserpine State High School student to receive the scholarship in 12 years. “It’s a little bit scary leaving Proserpine but it’ll be a good experience regardless,” she said.
Isabelle only applied for the scholarship after her mother offered her $50 to do so.
“She [her mother] said it’s the best investment she’s ever made,” Isabelle laughed.
She decided to study law and commerce after completing work experience with Property and Development Law and Leader Group.
Recipients of this scholarship are based on a strict selection criteria determined by exceptional academic achievement, proven leadership ability and personal character.
Proserpine State High School guidance officer Sharon Rudinski believes Isabelle was one of 400 applicants for the vice-chancellor scholarship. Eight people obtained scholarships but only two students received 100% tuition – a regional and a city applicant.
Isabelle will receive 100% tuition for her undergraduate degree combination and exclusive networking opportunities with high profile campus visitors.
Ms Rudinski is proud of Isabelle’s achievement.
“Bond [University] told us she’s an exceptional student,” she said.