The 2021 scholarship recipient is 19-year-old Zachary Paul, who began his studies at the AMC in February. Originally from Lilydale, Zac has a strong academic background and is working towards attaining a Bachelor of Engineering Specialising in Marine and Offshore Engineering.
This specialisation focuses on the design, maintenance, and management of mechanical and mechanical-electrical systems, as well as diverse maritime engineering topics from oil and gas exploration and extraction to submarine cabling, wind farms and wave power.
“I love the ocean; it’s been a part of my life for a long time because my dad and I have always gone out on the water to go fishing or any sort of ocean activity,” Mr Paul said.
“I’m also passionate about making the world a better place, so this engineering program will hopefully allow me to do my part to help the ocean.
“My main goals for the future are to be the best version of myself, stay close to my family and try to make them proud. The scholarship is helping me to do that by relieving some of that financial burden for my family and allowing me to spend more time on my studies.”