Max Fairbank wins Gunning wind farm scholarship

SUSTAINABILITY: Crookwell High School Student Max Fairbank is the recipient of the ACCIONA Gunning Wind Farm Scholarship. Photo: supplied.

SUSTAINABILITY: Crookwell High School Student Max Fairbank is the recipient of the ACCIONA Gunning Wind Farm Scholarship. Photo: supplied.

Eighteen-year-old Max Fairbank has won the ACCIONA 2017 Gunning Wind Farm Scholarship valued at $5,000.

Max is the second person in his family to receive this recognition, and joins his older brother Lachlan who was supported by ACCIONA to study Science and Education at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga. 

The Crookwell High School Student has has decided to take up a Bachelor of Engineering at Wollongong University. 

Gunning Wind Farm site manager Craig Simon says ACCIONA, the Spanish infrastructure and renewable energy company, is 100 per cent committed to supporting the local community around the Gunning site. 

I am thinking of moving into environmental engineering as they really are the jobs of the future

Gunning Wind Farm scholarship recipient Max Fairbank

“ACCIONA is delighted to play a role in helping Max to pursue his goals at university, which is part of our commitment to help young people in regional communities undertake further education,” Mr Simon said.

The Community Education Scholarship commenced in 2011 and supports one local student every year.

The Wind Farm has also supported local events, community and sporting groups as part of the Community Benefit Fund. 

This contribution is valued at about $180,000. 

“I am thinking of moving into environmental engineering as they really are the jobs of the future,” Mr Fairbank said. 

“That’s another reason why I think it’s exciting to be getting this assistance from a business with a focus on renewable energy.”