Max Mitchelson has been awarded a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) scholarship worth $7000 to support his education in 2024.
The Port Lincoln High School year 10 student has received one of 63 STEM scholarships given by the Education Department which will support him to travel to STEM events in Adelaide, engage in academic mentoring and purchase the technology that helps students master the learning for STEM students.
Max said he was hoping to study engineering at university after finishing high school.
“I’d like to study something along the lines of engineering,” he said.
“I qualified for the scholarship judging by the criteria, so I put in an application with the help of a teacher, putting in what I wanted funded, what I wanted to pursue and what subjects I would be studying next year.
“I can purchase a laptop and laptop case for school and other school supplies which is helpful.”
Max said these items would allow him to be more efficient in his studies and hopefully help him get the best results he can for the last two years of high school.
“Next year I’m taking advanced mathematics and physics,” he said.
“I enjoy this type of thing and I’m good at maths and science – I pretty much just like what I’ve seen about engineering from what’s been said in school.”
Max said while he was not sure where his studies would take him specifically, he hoped to attend a university in Adelaide and find his niche in the field of engineering.