Sean is studying a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, made possible by a Northcote Trust Scholarship from RMIT.
There were a lot of obstacles in my life, but I have always considered schooling my number one priority.“
“My journey to becoming an RMIT student wasn’t the usual path“, Sean says. “During my last few years in high school I found myself battling family and social issues, which interfered with my school grades.“ After working for several years Sean decided he wanted to pursue an electrical trade, and completed a number of VET courses to enter the Bachelor of Electrical Engineering at RMIT.
Sean was enjoying his newly unlocked academic potential, but found it difficult to cover course fees and living costs. “Most weeks I am attending University five days a week without including study, so it’s difficult to find time to earn a living“, Sean says. Receiving the scholarship allowed Sean to pay part of his university tuition and reduce financial pressure.
Not content with simply receiving the scholarship, Sean is determined to give back. “The most important factor about receiving an RMIT scholarship was the recognition. “I have learnt through life experience how important it is to show hard work and dedication to gain employment and I plan to demonstrate this through good grades. The scholarship gave me a life-changing opportunity and I am very grateful“, he says.
“I can see we need a green change for the future… I’m a strong believer that technology has the power to fix most of Earth’s problems. I am going to major in electrical power generation and over my lifetime hopefully I can make a small contribution to this change. The idea of helping people appeals to me, and the more things I learn now the better my future career as an engineer can be.“
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