Willetton Curtin Uni student awarded New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program


Jesse Tuckek.
Jesse Tuckek.

WILLETTON’S Jesse Tuckek is one of two Curtin University students and among 100 Australia-wide to receive a scholarship for the New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program (NCP) for 2017.

The NCP provides opportunities for outstanding young Australian undergraduate students to undertake long-term overseas study and internships in the Indo-Pacific location.

Mr Tucek, a science and arts student majoring in chemistry and Japanese, was granted two scholarships; one at Hokkaido University and the other at Wakayama University in Japan.

“I am looking forward to spending next year overseas in Japan and plan to develop both professional and personal connections during my time abroad,” Mr Tuckek said.

The New Colombo Plan program, launched in 2014, continues to grow each year and has developed an active alumni community for students to share their knowledge and experiences and proactively promote the NCP goals.

The NCP is open to Australian undergraduates aged 18 to 28 studying at Australian universities.

For more information visit http://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/new-colombo-plan/scholarship-program/Pages/scholarship-program.aspx.