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Inaugural recipients of the Gippsland Primary Health Network scholarships for allied health

Three allied health students at Federation University in Churchill are the inaugural recipients of Gippsland Primary Health Network’s new scholarships.

As part of a $500,000 commitment, Gippsland PHN will provide scholarships to three new students a year for 12 years, supporting them to succeed in their studies without the stress of financial pressure.

Gippsland PHN Chief Executive Officer, Amanda Proposch, presented the scholarships at a function at the university campus on Wednesday.

Recipients were Gianna Ziero from Drouin West who is studying a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Jake Kallady from Warragul who is studying a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) and Anna Solomon from Morwell who is studying for a Bachelor of Social Work.

Ms Proposch congratulated the students who she said were worthy recipients. “We know the cost of tertiary study for Gippsland students can be significant, especially with travel and accommodation,” Ms Proposch said. “These scholarships are designed will to alleviate those pressures.

“It will also support the pipeline of local health professionals in order to address ongoing workforce issues. We know that young people who study in Gippsland are more likely to remain in Gippsland.”

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Pictured top at the Federation University scholarship presentation are (from left) Gippsland PHN Chief Executive Officer, Amanda Proposch, Jake Kallady from Warragul, Gianna Ziero from Drouin West and Gippsland PHN Board Chair, Nathan Voll.

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