Jill Salter was a loved community member who was greatly respected in her field of regional health as a radiographer when she was tragically killed on her way to work in 1988 when she was just 33.
Thirty-three years on, the scholarship set up in her honour continues to help Charles Sturt University (CSU) health science students realise their dreams - with the Jill Salter Memorial Scholarship for 2022 now open for entries.
In addition to being a respected radiographer at Dudley Private Hospital where she managed the X-Ray department and was part of the executive team, Ms Salter had been a member of the Zonta Club of Orange - even serving as president not long after she joined.
Following her tragic death in a road accident in 1988, the Jill Salter Memorial Scholarship was set up by her family with the Zonta Club of Orange in memory of their friend and family member.
As a radiographer, Ms Salter had worked closely with surgeons which consisted of Orthopedics, urology and general surgery, and managed to build her department from one person to three. In her free time her worked on restoring her cottage in Orange.
The Jill Salter Memorial Scholarship is worth $3000 and is available for continuing students who are completing any health-related undergraduate degree at CSU Orange through the university's Faculty of Science and Health.
CSU Foundation CEO Sarah Ansell thanked Ms Salter's family and the Zonta Club of Orange for their generous and ongoing support of the university through the scholarship.
"Jill's passing was an unimaginable tragedy," Ms Ansell said. "She was greatly respected by her peers and had a lasting impact on patients and all those around her."
Frances Young from the Zonta Club of Orange said that it was important for the club to continue to pay tribute to Ms Salter through the scholarship.
"Jill was a much-loved member of the club who gave so much that she became president soon after she joined," she said.
"We will always remember her, and this scholarship is a way we can continue to encourage health students to maximise their studies to hopefully one day contribute to health care the way Jill did."
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