Scholarship grant for all-rounder

Monique Brownlee (centre) with Altrusa members Janet McComb, Sue Lyon, Irene Walker and Joy Josephs.

Altrusa International Cambridge recently gave one local the means to complete her science degree as well as volunteer her new skills and knowledge to help others.

Cambridge High School 2015 graduate Monique Brownlee was awarded the Altrusa International Inc. Scholarship Trust Grant, which will help the 20-year-old complete her final year studying a Bachelor of Applied Science in Medical Imaging Technology at UCOL in Palmerston North. It will also help fund a volunteering mission with Mercy Ships –a hospital ship providing free medical care to impoverished coastal countries.

“It has been a dream of mine to volunteer with Mercy Ships…and I’m very excited to receive aid towards the savings I am putting aside for the trip,” Monique said. “I feel honoured that the ladies on the scholarship trust choose me as this year’s recipient.”

“She is very articulate and communicates well, and has a very strong desire to help people,” said De-ane Busby, president of Altrusa International Cambridge.

“Monique was a standout candidate and we are confident she will do well in her chosen career.”

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