This year’s successful applicant for the Rudy Meyer Memorial Scholarship is Ryan Mannes.
The Rudy Meyer Memorial Scholarship is an opportunity provided to a 15-17 year old student from Coleambally to participate in an Outward Bound Navigator course.
Two of Rudy’s daughters, Ingrid Corcoran and Vicky Meyer, sponsor this scholarship in memory of their father who greatly loved the outdoors and had a passion for farming, community and flying. Rudy demonstrated amazing survival skills through his teenage years spent in a Japanese concentration camp, his family’s migration to Australia and eventual settling in Coleambally.
Dorothy Meyer presented Ryan with a copy of Rudy’s biography at the Coleambally Central School end of term assembly.
Rudy loved the land, working first in shearing sheds then as a rice farmer. His experiences were revealed in his biography Let's Look at the Sunset, which shows his incredible perseverance and survival skills to achieve his dreams.