Anushka Bhatia has been given a leg-up in her chosen career of engineering.
The Kellyville resident was awarded a University of Technology, Sydney engineering co-operative scholarship earlier this year.
The $14,000 scholarship is sponsored by Robert Bird Group.
Anushka, a Crestwood High School 2012 graduate, said she was surprised but ecstatic to receive the scholarship.
‘‘I was so thankful for the opportunity and had a renewed sense of motivation to work my absolute hardest,’’ she said.
‘‘As a scholar I get sponsored by a company, which saves me looking for an internship myself.
‘‘Easy access to networking events is another advantage, as is the scholarship money to fund some of my education costs.’’
The UTS engineering scholarship program is designed to provide financial support and develop students as future leaders in engineering.
Established 1992, the merit-based scholarships are awarded each year across all disciplines in engineering.