Jessie Dixon

Jessie Dixon
George Alexander Foundation Scholarship

<p>Jessie Dixon was in her first year of a Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Paramedicine degree at the Ballarat Campus when she received a 2014 George Alexander Foundation Scholarship.</p><p>Originally from Horsham, Jessie moved to Ballarat to finish her VCE at Ballarat & Clarendon College, and hopes she can provide support to other students coming to ACU.</p><p>"I was extremely excited, honoured and proud to be awarded a George Alexander Foundation Scholarship. Both my family and I felt reassured knowing I could now afford all the necessary resources and university expenses needed to do my best.</p><p>Community involvement gives me a great deal of satisfaction. I've helped with Meals on Wheels, worked with junior sports programs, undertaken community service at a special school, and volunteered at a nursing home.</p><p>My career goal is to become a well-trained and highly regarded health care professional. I believe nothing is more important than being entrusted with a human life, and I look forward to improving the health of my community.</p><p>I really appreciate the friendly and intimate environment at ACU. The lecturers willingly share their time and knowledge, and they genuinely want their students to achieve their full potential.</p><p>I can't wait to finish university and join the workforce. I will relish the opportunity to make a positive impact on individuals, families and communities."</p><p>The $15,000 funds will contribute to Jessie's living expenses like accommodation, books and uniforms.</p>