Joshua Millard wants everyone to have clean drinking water. His aim is to ‘provide drinkable water to remote and impoverished communities, and to use diplomacy skills to source funding and approval.’ Undertaking a Bachelor of Science majoring in Engineering Science, Political Science and International Relations Josh armed himself with the right kind of knowledge to achieve his goals.
Josh comes from a family of veterans, his great grandfather served in Gallipoli, his grandfather in the RAAF during WWII and his father is a Vietnam Veteran. Receiving a Long Tan Bursary helped Josh to chase him ambition. Josh says, ‘A lack of financial pressure has allowed me to work less throughout the week and focus more on my studies, and I am pleased that my grades can demonstrate to you the difference this made. Thank you for the opportunity this scholarship gave me to wholeheartedly pursue my studies.’
Josh graduated with a Bachelor of Science this year. Since graduation Josh has been working as a volunteer in Nepal, helping in the construction of a primary school and teaching science. ‘I loved the community and the opportunity to learn from another culture’.
Josh is now at the beginning of a twelve-week vacation work program with Snowy Hydro, the company that built the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. Josh says, ‘My dream career is to work as an engineer providing clean drinking water and energy to communities around the world, so this opportunity presents an exciting step along that path.’ In 2019 Josh will return to university to complete his qualifications as an engineer with a Master’s degree.
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