Bulahdelah Central School student awarded Harding Miller Foundation scholarship

Scholarship winner Seleana Murphy.
Scholarship winner Seleana Murphy.

BULAHDELAH Central School student Seleana Murphy has been awarded a Harding Miller Education Foundation Scholarship in recognition of her top academic achievements.

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The four-year scholarship, valued at up to $20,000, was announced at the annual Public Education Foundation award ceremony at Sydney Town Hall last week.

“I was ecstatic when I found out I had won the award,” Seleana said.

“It is very exciting and a great honour to be selected.”

The Harding Miller Foundation focuses on providing resources and support for high achieving girls in Year 9 who are facing disadvantage to lift their educational outcomes and career aspirations.

Seleana said the scholarship includes a new laptop computer, home internet access, face-to-face tutoring and mentoring along with cash to help with school expenses.

“It is going to make a big difference,” she said.

“It will help me alot at school and it will also help me achieve my future educational goals.”

After completing Year 12, Seleana said she hopes to study nursing at university.

“I want a career where I can help others and nursing will enable me to make a positive impact in many people’s lives,” she said.

Seleana was amongst 230 NSW students who received prestigious scholarships from the Public Education Foundation last week.

Department of Education Secretary Mark Scott said the awards provide financial assistance to the recipients and acknowledges their dedication and commitment.

“These scholarships are about recognising and rewarding student excellence to encourage high-achieving students to continue to maximise their potential,” he said.

Seleana said the award has boosted her confidence and provided an opportunity she may not have otherwise had.

“It has given me the chance to reach my dream,” she said.


Year 9 student Seleana Murphy.
Year 9 student Seleana Murphy.


Year 9 student Seleana Murphy.
Year 9 student Seleana Murphy.


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