The Heritage Bank Peter Cleary Memorial Scholarship was established to honour the memory of a much-loved former Heritage Bank Executive, Peter Cleary. It assists second-year business students from rural and regional Queensland, who are completing a Bachelor of Business at the University of Southern Queensland.
Awarded annually in January, the scholarship aims to build capability for the skill sets of accounting, business, and finance - helping develop the next generation of professionals in these occupations.
"I was worried about how I could afford my textbooks and study supplies as it seemed impossible to find room in my personal budget after the necessities. The gift enabled me to purchase these supplies for my study and greatly boosted my mental health by removing the worry of financial strain."
"I would like to thank Heritage Bank on receiving the Heritage Bank Peter Cleary Memorial Scholarship. These awards make a huge difference in the way we can focus on our studies and give us more flexibility around having to work to fund our career goals and dreams."
For more information on how to complete a scholarship application, selection criteria and eligibility requirements, visit the University of Southern Queensland website.