School of Total Education student Richard Lang and principal Richard Waters.
School of Total Education student Richard Lang and principal Richard Waters.

Defence Force awards scholarships

WITH his whole future ahead of him, Richard Lang is off to a great start after he was selected for a 2010 Defence Technical Scholarship for his senior studies.

“It’s pretty awesome to get,” Richard told the Daily News yesterday.

The School of Total Education student was awarded with the cheque for $1500 and a certificate by principal Richard Waters in front of his fellow senior students and his parents.

The Defence Technical Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to technically savvy Year 11 and 12 students who may be keen to undertake a technical trade in the Navy, Army or Air Force after completing Year 12.

Richard said he was keeping his options open for his future career, however, the Army was a future he was interested in.

He said after starting mechanics at school, he got the idea to enter and it was a long waiting process to find out if he had been selected after he completed the forms, which weren’t that difficult.

Principal Mr Waters said to be eligible for the scholarship, students had to be studying subjects suitable for a technical trade in the Australian Defence Force

“Richard had to complete an application demonstrating knowledge of trades and describe in detail what he would do as an ADF tradesperson in a real life crisis situation, so it was quite challenging,” Mr Waters explained.

According to the Defence Force documentation that accompanied the award, the application went through a thorough and competitive selection process and applicants like Richard Lang were up against students from other states and territories.

“Richard is thoroughly deserving of this scholarship and we hope it will motivate him and other students to realise that they can achieve great things if they set their minds to do so,” Mr Waters said.



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