$40,000 awarded to help Port students with studies Port Stephens by News Of The Area - Modern Media - February 24, 2021February 24, 2021 The proud recipients of the 2021 Port Stephens Mayoral Academic Scholarships with Mayor Ryan Palmer. A RECORD-BREAKING $40,000 has been awarded to 20 talented students as part of the 2021 Port Stephens Mayoral Academic Scholarships — the program’s biggest ever scholarship pool. Every year, Port Stephens Council partners with local businesses to support the next generation of local leaders as they begin their tertiary studies. Port Stephens Mayor Ryan Palmer says the scholarships help local students realise their potential. Advertise with News of The Area today. It’s worth it for your business. Message us. Phone us – (02) 4981 8882. Email us – [email protected] “The Mayoral Academic Scholarship Program is a fantastic way to support our local students in achieving their academic goals,” said Mayor Palmer. “The talent and drive of our students is remarkable and the competition for scholarships is as fierce as ever. “This year, our applicants were so deserving that Port Stephens Council decided to fund 3 additional scholarships to help students with their studies. “This brings our total to 20 scholarships proudly sponsored by local businesses and an incredible $40,000 for students — our largest ever scholarship pool!” he said. The proud sponsors for 2021 include Ampcontrol, Destination Port Stephens, Hunter Land, Hunter Readymixed Concrete, McDonald Jones Homes, MOJO Homes, Newcastle Airport, Port Stephens Council, Raymond Terrace Bowling Club, Salamander Bay Recycling, Soldiers Point Bowling Club, SUEZ Raymond Terrace Resource Recovery Centre, The Wests Group, Tomago Aluminium and Weathertex. Mayor Palmer said the strong support from local businesses during difficult times is encouraging. “The investment of one scholarship from a local business makes a big difference to a young person setting out on the next stage of their academic journey. “It’s fantastic to see so many business leaders supporting our students in their educational and professional development goals, even during a global pandemic. “The Port Stephens business community is incredibly generous and knows the value of investing in our future leaders. “I want to extend a huge thank you to all of the local businesses that contributed to the program this year. I know times have been tough for many businesses and to see this level of continued support is amazing. “I wish all of our recipients the very best in achieving their goals and fulfilling their ambitions,” he said. The 2021 Mayoral Academic Scholarship recipients are: Darcie O’Leary | The Wests Group University of Sydney — Combined Bachelor of Commerce & Laws Johanne Montano | Newcastle Airport University of Newcastle — Bachelor of Computer Engineering & Mathematics Noah Meez | SUEZ Resource Recovery Centre University of Wollongong — Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) & Bachelor of Mathematics Emily Hickey | Salamander Bay Recycling University of Newcastle — Bachelor of Nursing Molly Torr | The Wests Group Alphacrucis College — Bachelor of Education (Primary) Jade Keher | Destination Port Stephens University of Newcastle — Bachelor of Visual Communication Design Madeline Wolinski | Raymond Terrace Bowling Club University of Newcastle — Bachelor of Secondary Education Alannah Galloway | Port Stephens Council University of NSW — Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) & Bachelor of Laws Lewis Limana | Ampcontrol University of Newcastle — Bachelor of Renewable Energy Engineering (Hons) Isabella Harrop | Weathertex University of Newcastle — Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) Jayden Chadwick | McDonald Jones Homes University of Newcastle — Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Science Mia Forster | Hunter Land University of Newcastle — Bachelor of Education (Primary) Ethan Hutchinson | Hunter Readymixed Concrete University of Newcastle — Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Hons) Jade Hughes | MOJO Homes University of Newcastle — Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics Harrison Lack | Weathertex University of Newcastle — Bachelor of Chemical Engineering & Bachelor of Business Rose Priest | Soldiers Point Bowling Club University of Newcastle — Bachelor of Medical Science & Doctor of Medicine Summa Maidstone | Port Stephens Council University of Tasmania — Bachelor of Marine & Antarctic Science Nicola Green | Salamander Bay Recycling University of Newcastle — Bachelor of Advanced Mathematics Alec Chapman | Tomago Aluminium University of Newcastle — Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons) & Bachelor of Business Jacob Humphrey | Port Stephens Council University of Newcastle — Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons) To submit an expression of interest in sponsoring a scholarship in the 2022 program, email [email protected].