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Archie Muir Bursary

29/10/2018
​2017 Archie Muir Bursary Winner George and Lilly with Mr Sutherland
Blackbutt students aim for bursary prizes
 
 
Blackbutt State School’s Year 6 students are busy preparing their applications for the annual Archie Muir Trust Bursary prizes, to be announced at the end-of-year graduation.
 
Each year, two Year 6 students - a boy and a girl - are chosen from the nominees to receive a digital device to assist with their future high school studies.
 
To be considered, students must complete a nomination form addressing the selection criteria and write a persuasive text explaining why they think they would be the best person to receive a bursary.
 
Blackbutt State School principal Mrs Gayle Williamson said the Archie Muir Trust Bursary was bequeathed by Mr Archibald (Archie) George Muir as a way to support Blackbutt’s young adolescents with their education.
 
“Mr Archibald Muir was a well-known Blackbutt local who ran a garage business in the town for many years,” Mrs Williamson said.
 
“Archie lived in Blackbutt until his death in 1993 and bequeathed money to be held in trust for our young people.
 
“Each year, Mr Muir’s trust fund purchases two digital devices to be given to two successful applicants to help with their high school studies.”
 
Mrs Williamson said the trust was again offering The Archie Muir Trust Bursary to Year 6 students at Blackbutt State School.
“One Year 6 boy and one girl will be the lucky recipients of a bursary, with the laptop computers being presented at the Year 6 graduation dinner on December 11,” she said.
 
“All Year 6 students are encouraged to apply by completing a special application form.”
 
Mrs Williamson said students had to address the selection criteria as well as write a persuasive text explaining why they would be the best person to receive the bursary.
 
“Applications will be sent to the Archie Muir Trust Fund managers, with successful selections made in consultation with school staff,” she said.
 
“The judges will select the winning applications on the basis of need, originality and creativity.”