A better future on the horizon for TAFE Scholarship winners

TAFE Scholarship winners

Fourteen TAFE Illawarra students are set to achieve their career dreams after receiving TAFE National Scholarships.

The students were presented with their scholarships at three concurrent events held at TAFE Illawarra’s Wollongong, Bega and Nowra campuses today.

The TAFE Directors Australia National Scholarships Foundation was established to advance education by assisting current and prospective TAFE students with valuable TAFE National Scholarships.

The students received one of two scholarship types – equity scholarships for those who are motivated to better their future with education but need financial support to do so, and merit scholarships for those who show exceptional potential in their chosen field.

Lucy Arundell, TAFE Illawarra’s Institute Director, says there is an inspirational story behind every student winner.

“The scholarship judging panel was impressed with the students’ commitment to achieving their goals and their outstanding contributions to campus life and the broader community.

“There are many inspiring stories amongst the scholarship winners that show what a difference learning and skills can make to a person’s life,” says Ms Arundell.

“One student is travelling from Bega to Goulburn each month to complete a Veterinary Nursing course, another is overcoming personal challenges to establish a career in remedial massage therapy

“The winners are of all ages – which shows there is no age limit when it comes to building skills and creating a better future.

“We have a young man from Berkeley, who despite facing challenges in his personal life, is committed to becoming a chef.

“We also have a single father of two children from Bomaderry who is committed to pursuing his passion to work in the community services field,” says Ms Arundell.

The scholarship winners are:

Recipient Name

Qualification

Wollongong campus

Tina Cox

Diploma of Community Services

Mikayla Brightling

Certificate IV in Marketing/Small Business

Christian Foster

Certificate III in Fitness

Daniel Stewart

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Mingma Sherpa

Diploma of Surveying

Clyde Weigang

HSC Studies

Janette Pickham

Diploma of Remedial Massage

Karen Granger

Diploma of Website Development

Man Ling Wong

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Nowra campus

Julie Cuthbert

Diploma of Community Services

Andrew Jagot

Diploma of Community Services

Patricia Wright

Diploma of Community Services

Bega campus

Belinda Rogers

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Carole Williams

Certificate IV in Community Services

 

Fourteen TAFE Illawarra students are set to receive the support they need to achieve their career dreams at a special presentation of  TAFE National Scholarships on Wednesday 23 March.

The students will receive their scholarships at three concurrent events held at TAFE Illawarra’s Wollongong, Bega and Nowra campuses at 9.30am. The three venues will be connected by video conference for the presentations.

The TAFE Directors Australia National Scholarships Foundation was established to advance education by assisting current and prospective TAFE students with valuable TAFE National Scholarships.

The students will be receiving one of two scholarship types – equity scholarships for those who are motivated to better their future with education but need financial support to do so, and merit scholarships for those who show exceptional potential in their chosen field.

Lucy Arundell, TAFE Illawarra’s Institute Director, says there is an inspirational story behind every student winner.

“The scholarship judging panel was impressed with the students’ commitment to achieving their goals and their outstanding contributions to campus life and the broader community.

“There are many inspiring stories amongst the scholarship winners that show what a difference learning and skills can make to a person’s life,” says Ms Arundell.

“One student is travelling from Bega to Goulburn each month to complete a Veterinary Nursing course, another is overcoming personal challenges to establish a career in remedial massage therapy.

“The winners are of all ages – which shows there is no age limit when it comes to building skills and creating a better future.

“We have a young man from Berkeley, who despite facing challenges in his personal life, is committed to becoming a chef.

“We then have a single father of two children from Bomaderry who is committed to pursuing his passion to work in the community services field,” says Ms Arundell.