DOUBLE SURPRISE: Twins Amy, left, and Carrie-Anne Greenbank with their Southern Cross University scholarships.
DOUBLE SURPRISE: Twins Amy, left, and Carrie-Anne Greenbank with their Southern Cross University scholarships.

$30,000 university twin share

By ZOE SINCLAIR

BORN only 20 minutes apart, Grafton twins Amy and Carrie-Anne Greenbank have always tried to keep up with each other.

And now it's paid off, with the pair each snaring $15,000 university scholarships.

News the 18-year-old sisters had won two scholarships to study at Southern Cross University took them both by surprise.

"We had forgotten we had applied, with the stress of the HSC ... it was insane," Carrie-Anne said.

"Mum and dad were so happy, as you can imagine with two scholarships," Amy said.

Amy, a Bachelor of Arts student and the younger of the twins, received the $15,000 Fletchers Fotographics Scholarship.

Carrie-Anne, a Bachelor of Media student, won the ViceChancellor's Scholarship with a University's Admission Index (UAI) score of 95.85. Amy wasn't far behind with a score of 94.9.

"We spur each other on. If one's doing better we do compete but not in a bad way," Carrie-Anne said.

"Because we're twins we've always had similar interests and although we wanted to head in different directions we ended up doing the same thing," Amy said.

The sisters said they both love to travel and Carrie-Anne said she was considering an exchange to London.

"We've met so many people, so many international students; American students, Swedish students. There's such a big social life that we're loving it," Amy said.



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