Students in the BSSC Specialist Sports Program focussed their attention on balancing sport and education today with a special visit by two students from La Trobe University Bendigo.

Louis Mott, a graduate of BSSC’s Specialist Sports program, is now studying a Bachelor of Exercise Science at La Trobe and spoke about the Aspire Program and how it helped him achieve his dream course. A recipient of the Michael Malthouse Scholarship, Louis also told students how the Elite Athlete Program at the university has given him the flexibility to compete overseas in his sport of Judo and still meet his study requirements.

Stacey Cockram, who is studying a Bachelor of Outdoor Education and Master of Teaching, spoke to students about the importance of having a career outside of sport and opened students’ eyes to the vast number of scholarships on offer.

“There is more than $3-million in scholarships available every year at la Trobe University,” she said, urging students to explore every avenue.

She also gave many example of the hands-on style of learning offered by La Trobe, with particular reference to her own studies in Outdoor Education.

A huge thank you to Stacey and Louis for sharing their knowledge and experiences with Specialist Sports students.

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