We’re pleased to announce that the winner of the Career FAQs 2015 Scholarship is single mum and aspiring midwife, Courtney Myers.
We were inspired by Courtney’s dedication to upskilling and unwavering desire to prove to her 3-year-old daughter that irrespective of your circumstances, you really can do what you love for a living.
‘All my life I have known that I want to create a career for myself, not just obtain a job,’ says Courtney. ‘But being a single mum, and having my daughter full-time, means money has always been tight.’
Courtney has had to work full-time to support herself since high school, so the prospect of tertiary studies has never quite felt within reach.
‘I worked in hospitality all the way up until I had my daughter, and while I enjoyed working, I did not find hospitality fulfilling,’ she says. ‘Since having my daughter, I have developed a passion for helping and working with babies.’
This realisation has helped augment Courtney’s dream to pursue midwifery and study a Diploma of Nursing.
‘I realised I need to strive to build a career in an industry that I will enjoy for the rest of my life.’
In doing so, she hopes to prove to her daughter Haylee that you can ‘achieve a career in a field you love’ and ‘that you do not have to settle for a job that you may not enjoy.’
Here at Career FAQs, we couldn’t agree more!
With the $2000 scholarship, Courtney says she’ll be able to pay for her course fees, purchase study materials such as textbooks and fast-track when she can begin her course.
We wish Courtney all the best with her studies. She’s living proof that you really can do what you love for a living.
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