Now that the Higher School certificate exams are over and many students are beginning to focus on their further studies in 2011. Part of the focus for local tertiary students should be the Lionel Bowen Scholarship, for which applications are now open. The applications don’t close until after the first round of offers next year and the successful Lionel Bowen Scholar can be reimbursed for up to $3000 worth of study expenditure. This can include books, computers, iPods, study desks, excursions or travel to and from uni or your place of study. Applications can be downloaded from Council’s website, or picked up from Council or if you call my office on 93663600 one can be mailed to you. Applications are welcome from all fields of study, including TAFE courses. The only requirement is that it is the applicants first year of tertiary or post tertiary education. Just remember to apply you must be a resident of, and live within, the City of Botany Bay.