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Congratulations to Parkes Shire students, Josie Thompson and Monique Morgan who have been awarded the Jack Scoble Scholarships for 2021.

The Jack Scoble Scholarship offers local students the chance to receive funding to put towards their tertiary studies, such as relocation and accommodation costs, or the purchase of a laptop and textbooks.

The late Mr Scoble MBE, OAM was Mayor of Parkes from 1966 to 1979. He died in 2003, providing a profound legacy of community involvement, civic pride, leadership and high personal values.

Josie, a former student of Red Bend Catholic College, has a keen interest in pursuing a career in Allied Health. She carried out her own research and found that there is a high demand for Speech Pathologists in rural communities.

She has been accepted into the University of Newcastle to study a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours).

Monique attended Trundle Central School, where she has always demonstrated great leadership capabilities as well as strong community spirit.

She has been accepted into the University of Wollongong to study Primary Education. Monique was inspired to undertake a degree in Primary Education because of her teachers at Trundle Central School.

Parkes Shire Councillor Bill Jayet said, "We had a number of outstanding applicants this year of which our panel chose to interview four.

"Parkes Shire Council is delighted to support lifelong learning by helping to kick start what will no doubt be outstanding careers for this year's scholarship recipients, Josie and Monique," said Cr Jayet.

Since its inception, the Jack Scoble Education Scholarships have provided financial assistance to students to the value of $105,000 between 2006 and 2021.