A former Greater Hume Shire Young Citizen of the Year is the seventh Cameron Thompson Memorial Scholarship recipient.
Victoria Ellis, who grew up on a farm near Walla, will spend a month in The Border Mail newsroom in December after finishing her journalism studies at the University of Wollongong.
Ms Ellis, who went to primary school in Walbundrie before completing her secondary education at St Paul's College in Walla, said it was an honour to be recognised and that she couldn't wait to return to her home region.
"I was absolutely thrilled when I heard I was the recipient of the scholarship," the former Lavington Panthers netballer said.
"It's such an exciting opportunity and I can't wait to make the most of it."
"I study journalism at the University of Wollongong, but I'm really looking forward to coming home and being able to report on events in my own backyard and share the stories of my community."
The scholarship pays tribute to former Border Mail editor Cameron Thompson, who passed away in 2008.
The 11th running of the Cameron Thompson Memorial Golf Day will be held at Wodonga on Friday.
Twenty-two teams are registered to take part in the event, which tees off at 12.30pm.
A weekend with a luxurious convertible GT Mustang, thanks to Blacklocks Ford, will be up for grabs for the nearest the pin tee shot on the 195-metre par-three sixth hole.
Prizes from Home Inspirations, Drummond Golf, The Clubhouse and Gavin Vearing at Wodonga's pro-shop will also be on offer for the top three teams on the day.
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