The Brumbies have announced a new scholarship at the University of Canberra:
A high-performing South African student will receive a chance to study in Australia under a new scholarship announced today.
The University of Canberra Brumbies Scholarship for General Excellence, known as the ‘Jake White Scholarship’, includes University of Canberra tuition fees, subsidised accommodation and an internship with the University of Canberra Brumbies Super Rugby side.
Students who are South African citizens with a strong academic and sporting records are eligible for the scholarship.
University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Parker joined Jake White to launch the scholarship after the University of Canberra Brumbies Captain’s Run in Durban.
“An international outlook and sports teaching and research are major parts of life at the University of Canberra,” Professor Parker said.
“South Africans and Australians have a lot in common: we both love rugby and we both value education. I hope by giving a young South African rugby player an opportunity to study in Australia we can strengthen the links between our nations.
And pinch some talent?