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University of Southern Qld - Lockyer District HS - “HEPPP ASPIRATIONS” SCHEME

30/04/2013

Photo: Mr Darren Cook, Mr Phillip Eastment, Ms Sarah Hawes and Mr Jeff Head

In February this year USQ contacted our school seeking ways it could assist our community after another round of severe flooding.

As part of the Higher Education Participation, Partnership Project (HEPPP) the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) was given funding from the Federal Government to support students identified as facing multiple disadvantages, who may benefit from financial assistance to raise educational engagement and learning aspirations.

USQ has been working with Lockyer District High School, Education Queensland and the “Flood Recovery – Darling Downs and South West Region Team” to support students affected by the 2013 flooding and continuing financial hardships. 

The goal of the scheme is to raise aspirations and encourage participation in education for high school students. USQ has achieved this goal by providing nominated students with a $500 voucher to be used towards purchasing a laptop from local businesses.

By ensuring these funds are spent within the local area USQ has also supported local businesses.

Lockyer District High School is proud to be identified as a “Partner School” of USQ and wishes to thank Mr Phillip Eastment (Manager, Student Equity & Disability USQ) and USQ for their organisation’s continued support of students and families of the Lockyer valley.