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Investing in students' potential

26 Jul 2018

CS Energy CEO Martin Moore recently met the recipient of CS Energy’s 2018 Learning Potential Fund scholarship – QUT Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering major) student Toby Medway.

Toby was also shown around Wivenhoe Power Station by Andrew Bazeley, who is one of CS Energy’s Mechanical Engineering Graduates.

In 2016, CS Energy established a $5,000 annual scholarship through QUT’s Learning Potential Fund, which helps bright and ambitious students from lower income backgrounds pursue a university education.

CS Energy’s annual scholarship is awarded to a student who comes from a regional Queensland or Greater Brisbane background, who is undertaking studies in an undergraduate Bachelor Degree in engineering or science relevant to the power generation industry. The university matches our donation to the fund dollar-for-dollar.

Martin Moore and Toby Medway

Above: QUT Learning Potential Fund Scholarship recipient Toby Medway met CS Energy CEO Martin Moore (right). Toby was also shown around Wivenhoe Power Station by CS Energy Mechanical Engineering Graduate Andrew Bazeley (below).

Andrew shows Toby around Wivenhoe

Scholarship helps Toby put studies first

For Toby, 22, the scholarship helps with costs of living and eases the pressure to work long hours at a part-time job, freeing him up for more study time.

“The scholarship really helps with things like rent, bills and daily living expenses" he said.

Toby grew up in Cairns and moved to Brisbane in 2016 to start his degree. In addition to his Mechanical Engineering major, Toby is studying minors in Manufacturing and Heavy Mechanical.

In the university holidays, Toby tries to return home to Cairns as often as possible to visit his parents and two brothers. He picks up casual work on a fish farm to make ends meet, and enjoys camping in his spare time.

Investing in the next generation

CS Energy CEO Martin Moore said the company’s decision to support the scholarship was in line with its commitment to contribute to economic and social wellbeing in regional Queensland, and supported efforts to attract high quality people to CS Energy.

“The QUT Learning Potential Fund is a way for CS Energy to invest in the next generation of the power industry by supporting highly motivated students in regional areas who are facing economic challenges,” Martin said.

“All money is given to the student, with QUT matching the bursary dollar-for-dollar.”

For more information, visit the QUT Learning Potential Fund website.