Scholarship takes financial pressure off hotshot student

A bright, final-year student’s financial worries have been eased by winning a prestigious scholarship.

Jeremy Evans, who is currently doing Honours in Commerce at the University of Queensland, told Westside News that the Frank Finn Scholarship had relieved some of the pressure of his degree.

"[I’m] definitely pretty happy about it. It means I don’t have to work at the same time as studying," he said.

The scholarship, which aims to support Australia’s future business leaders, was open to any business and commerce students doing either an Honours or Masters degree. Applications were assessed on academic merit and financial need.

While Mr Evans said the scholarship would allow him more time to focus on his studies, he confirmed he would continue tutoring Investments and Portfolio Management at the university as a sideline money spinner.

"I enjoy it, and get paid for doing it so it helps to pay for living expenses," he added.

The news may interest undergrads who wish to compare student finances in search of the best options. Student credit has been squeezed in recent months as a result of six interest rate hikes in the past eight months by the Reserve Bank of Australia.

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