An RSL legacy is helping two local students to complete their schooling

End of year: Megan Trousdale, Don Dixon, Gryff Trousdale, Cormac Trousdale and Margaret Dixon at the Nundle Public School Year 6 farewell in 2017.

End of year: Megan Trousdale, Don Dixon, Gryff Trousdale, Cormac Trousdale and Margaret Dixon at the Nundle Public School Year 6 farewell in 2017.

Nundle CWA and Nundle RSL Sub-branch have awarded the 2017 Bursary to Year 6 students Riley Lees of Woolomin Public School and Cormac Trousdale of Nundle Public School.

Riley Leys.

Riley Leys.

The bursaries were announced after Year 6 students from Nundle, Woolomin and Dungowan Schools sat an exam and submitted their school reports last month.

Each student will receive $600 annually towards their education expenses for the duration of their secondary and tertiary schooling, potentially 10 years.

Donor appeal co-ordinator, Derek Hill, said the Bursary was established in the 1960’s by returned servicemen living on soldier settler blocks near Nundle.

“Some of the returned servicemen’s children were doing it tough and a bursary was established, funded by each soldier settler donating the proceeds of a tagged calf,” Mr Hill said.

The Nundle CWA has taken over the administration of the fund. Students are required to provide their school report each year for a review of their performance.