BIG OPPORTUNITY: Nanango's Bree Pogany was awarded USQ's Go Further Indigenous Tertiary Scholarship.
BIG OPPORTUNITY: Nanango's Bree Pogany was awarded USQ's Go Further Indigenous Tertiary Scholarship. Davd Martinelli

Flying start to following aviation dream

NANANGO'S Bree Pogany is looking to make her passion for flying and travelling into a career as a student at the University of Southern Queensland.

The former Nanango State High School student is off to a flying start as the recipient of a the $5000 Go Further Indigenous Tertiary Scholarship.

"When I found out I was receiving the scholarship, I was really excited and relieved," she said.

"It's an honour to receive this scholarship and will only motivate me to work harder and succeed."

Bree is the first in her family to attend university with hopes to pursue a career in aviation, either flying for an airline or joining the Defence Force.

"I love travelling and flying is something I have always been interested in," she said.

"I want to learn as much as I can about how much goes into becoming a professional pilot."

Bree said the scholarship would provide much-needed financial relief during her first year in Ipswich, away from her family, to follow her dreams at university and on the football pitch playing for Western Pride's National Premier League women's side.

Arrow Energy has supported Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students with the Go Further Indigenous Tertiary Scholarship since 2012.

"I'm proud to say that more than one Arrow scholar has been a first-in-family university student, which is proof that we have been able to make a difference," Leisa Elder, from Arrow, said.

"On behalf of Arrow, I wish Bree all the best with her studies and a high-flying future."

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