APREF, the Australian Property Research and Education Fund, has announced the winners of its Tasmanian and regional Education Scholarships for 2022. 

  • The winner of the APREF Rural/Regional Education Scholarship was Chelsea White, of Narromine in NSW.  
  • The winner of the APREF Tasmanian Education Scholarship was Bernadette Savy, of Launceston in Tasmania.   

The scholarships provide financial support to students who study an API-accredited university degree and specialise in the valuation field.   

Recipients will also have access to senior property professionals who will act as a mentor, for varying periods during their studies. 

The scholarship funding will be awarded for the duration of an API-accredited property valuation degree.  

The scholarships are open to prospective 2022 tertiary students, who are either currently studying Year 12 or are mature aged applicants.   

APREF Regional/Rural Education Scholarship for 2022

Chelsea White, of Narromine in New South Wales, won this year’s APREF Rural/Regional Education Scholarship. 

Chelsea completed her HSC in 2020 at Kinross Wolaroi School in Orange where she excelled.  

Chelsea has a strong connection to rural and regional NSW, she has experienced life on her family farm including severe drought.  

Since leaving school at the end of 2020 Chelsea has worked in a law firm, this has furthered her interest in valuation as a career.   

In the future, Chelsea would like to become a valuer and in time she would be keen to return to a community similar to Narromine where she can be a valuer in regional and rural areas of Australia. 

Chelsea has been accepted into the Bachelor of Property Economics degree at UTS. 

APREF Tasmanian Education Scholarship for 2022

Bernadette Savy, of Launceston in Tasmania, won the 2022 APREF Tasmanian Education Scholarship. 

Bernadette has worked at Herron Todd White for many years in the role of Workflow coordinator for both the Launceston and Hobart offices.  

She is familiar with Valuation as a career and has the opportunity to work closely with valuers.  

This has inspired her to apply for the Deakin Graduate Diploma of Property, commencing in 2022.   

Bernadette has strong academic skills and since joining HTW she has been awarded several awards.  

She has strong connections in the property profession in Tasmania and is determined to see an increase in female property professionals in the state.  

After her degree, Bernadette would like to become a CPV in Tasmania.