ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE: Tannum Sands State High School graduate Harry Chapman received a scholarship at Emmanuel College from the college's principal Stewart Gill.
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE: Tannum Sands State High School graduate Harry Chapman received a scholarship at Emmanuel College from the college's principal Stewart Gill. Contributed

Tannum high graduate awarded for academic excellence

FORMER Tannum Sands State High School student Harry Chapman has been awarded a scholarship at Emmanuel College. 

The 18-year-old also received a University of Queensland (UQ) Excellence Scholarship.

Excellence scholarships are awarded to OP 1 applicants who demonstrate outstanding academic, leadership and/or community service achievements during their senior secondary studies and want to study at UQ.

Emmanuel College is one of 10 colleges within the UQ campus and has awarded over $460,000 worth of scholarships and financial support for students this year.

According to Principal Professor Stewart Gill, Emmanuel is keen to welcome students of Harry's calibre to its community.

"Emmanuel has a policy of offering a place to any student awarded a UQ Excellence or Merit Scholarship," Professor Gill said.

"UQ awards these scholarships to academically high-achieving students who can also demonstrate outstanding leadership or significant community service achievements.


"We disburse a wide variety of scholarships each year apart from the Emmanuel College scholarships, including a large number of Indigenous scholarships. Law, engineering, English and drama, piping, rugby and a Principal's entrance scholarship are among the others."

Harry is studying a Bachelor of Engineering at UQ and says he is eager to be involved in the many experiences and opportunities available at both Emmanuel and the University.

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