A Port Lincoln year 12 graduate will start her pathway to a career in hospitality with two scholarships worth more than $42,000.
Amy Bunder, who graduated as a boarding student at Loretto College in Adelaide, received a $25,000 scholarship to attend the International College of Hotel Management.
Miss Bunder said she was one of four people in Australia or New Zealand to receive the scholarship.
“I’m quite proud and very excited,” she said.
“I’m looking forward to starting my career in hotel management.”
Miss Bunder also gained a $17,500 scholarship from the Commonwealth Scholarship Program for South Australia, which aims to improve skills and employment opportunities linked to priority industries.
Scholarships are available for students studying Certificate III to a PhD in areas that will lead to employment in industries including defence, health, energy, or food and hospitality.
Miss Bunder has grown up around the hospitality industry, with her father Kris Bunder the owner/manager of Del Giorno’s Cafe Restaurant in Port Lincoln.
She said she was keen to pursue a career in a different area of the hospitality field and was looking forward to learning new skills.
“I’m glad to have some knowledge going into the course but I’m excited to learn new things,” she said.