Rewarding local and regional students
A new ACU prize will recognise a Year 10 student in Canberra and regional NSW for their academic excellence, leadership and commitment to their local or school community.
The University will sponsor the $200 prize as a means of supporting the Archdiocesan Central and Secondary Schools and encouraging young people to excel or become involved in their community. The prize recognises activities such as voluntary community contributions and school leadership positions.
Canberra Campus Dean, Associate Professor Patrick McArdle, said he will be delighted to reward such committed and enthusiastic students with this sponsorship.
"Taking into account a student's character is vital to the service and social justice obligations of a Catholic university, and we look forward to watching their progress over the next few years," he said.
Each year, an outstanding student from each of the 16 participating schools will be selected by a school representative and presented with the ACU prize at the end of year presentation ceremonies.