Steve Balcombe Scholarship rewards Tassie teen

TasWater has awarded this year’s Steve Balcombe Scholarship recipient to Launceston student Charlie Kingston.

This year’s Steve Balcombe Scholarship recipient is Launceston student Charlie Kingston. Kingston completed Year 12 at Scotch Oakburn College, achieving an outstanding 91.5 ATAR, and will now pursue engineering studies at the University of Tasmania.

TasWater offers this scholarship to support a student studying environmental science, engineering, or a related discipline in an area relevant to the water industry.

TasWater will provide Kingston with $6,000 for each year of his university degree over a 4-year period. He will also receive professional and mentoring support through work placements.

Upon graduation, he will have the opportunity to take up a graduate position at TasWater.

In congratulating Kingston, TasWater CEO George Theo said “TasWater is proud of its continued support of the Scholarship and its positive impact in helping young people build a career in engineering and business. We look forward to Kingston working with us over the next four years.”

Kingston said he was excited and passionate about his studies.

“This opportunity allows me to explore my two passions – engineering and business,” he said.

“Engineering ignites my curiosity in learning the scientific principles behind the properties that form our everyday lives,” he said.

“Business unlocks my creative skills and problem-solving abilities, where they can be utilised in my desired career field.”

The scholarship honours the legacy of the inaugural Chairman of Hobart Water, Steve Balcombe, who, before his premature death in 2001, had a notable career in both the public and private sectors in Tasmania.

TasWater has multiple opportunities for students. As well as the Steve Balcombe Scholarship, TasWater offers a paid Summer Intern Program for UTAS students, and a Graduate Program which is open to applicants from across Australia. 

More information, including Career Pathways: Careers | TasWater

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