THE 2018 Port Stephens Mayoral Academic Scholarships have been awarded to 18 talented and inspiring students, thanks to the financial support of local businesses.
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Fifteen businesses generously contributed $36,000 collectively to the scholarship pool – the largest amount ever received.
Valued at $2,000 each, the scholarships provide financial assistance to residents from the Port Stephens local government area who are starting university or TAFE in 2018.
Ampcontrol, Destination Port Stephens, Hunter Land, Hunter Readymixed Concrete, Macka’s Sand and Soil Supplies, McDonald Jones Homes, Newcastle Airport, Raymond Terrace Bowling Club, Salamander Bay Recycling, Soldiers Point Bowling Club, Suez Recycling and Recovery, Telstra Shop – Salamander Bay, Tomago Aluminium, Weathertex and The Wests Group Australia all contributed to the 2018 program.
Port Stephens Mayor Ryan Palmer says the program highlights the capability and dedication of our local students.
“It’s fantastic to see the students of Port Stephens so committed not only their own professional development, but also wanting to give back to their community through their professional choices,” Mayor Palmer said.
“From student paramedics, doctors and chemical engineers to wildlife conservation and environmental studies, the talent and determination of our students here in Port Stephens is something to be very proud of,” he added.
Mayor Palmer says he is immensely proud to have such an array of businesses supporting this important initiative.
“This year, we have a record number of 18 scholarships totalling $36,000, which shows that Port Stephens businesses know the value of supporting the aspirations of our future leaders,” Mayor Palmer said.
2018 Mayoral Academic Scholarship recipients
• Abby Thomson – Salamander Recycling Centre Scholarship | Bachelor of Education (Primary), at University of Newcastle
• Brittany Dawson – Telstra Shop – Salamander Bay Scholarship | Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours), at University of Newcastle
• Caitlin Field – Suez Raymond Terrace Resource Recovery Centre Scholarship | Bachelor of Biomedical Science, at University of Newcastle
• Chloe Bell – Macka’s Sand and Soil Supplies Scholarship | Combined Bachelor of Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine and Bachelor of Arts, at University of NSW
• Connor McIntyre – Newcastle Airport Scholarship | Combined Bachelor of Journalism/Bachelor of International Studies, at University of Wollongong
• Hayley Thompson – The Wests Group Scholarship | Bachelor of Education (Early childhood and primary), at University of Newcastle
• Joshua Archer – McDonald Jones Homes Scholarship | Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical), at University of Newcastle
• Justine Bull – Tomago Aluminium Scholarship | Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Chemical), at University of Newcastle
• Liam Kelly – Ampcontrol Scholarship | Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mining), at University of NSW
• Lydia Shaw – The Wests Group Scholarship | Bachelor of Communication and Media, at University of Wollongong
• Maddison Alcorn – Soldiers Point Bowling Club Scholarship | Bachelor of Nursing, at University of New England
• Nikki Manning – Weathertex Scholarship | Certificate 3 in Captive Animals, at Taronga Training Institute
• Ruby Hansen-Tarrant – Raymond Terrace Bowling Club | Bachelor of Social Work, at University of Wollongong
• Sophie Burnett – Destination Port Stephens Scholarship | Combined Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/ Social Science, at University of Newcastle
• Tahlia Madeline Marks-Woolley – Weathertex Scholarship | Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Combined, at University of Newcastle
• Taylah Parker – Newcastle Airport Scholarship | Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Commerce, at University of Newcastle
• Tyess Cook – Hunter Readymixed Concrete Scholarship | Bachelor of General Studies (Science), Charles Sturt University
• Yasmine Turner – Hunter Land Scholarship | Combined Bachelor of Commerce with Bachelor of Laws, at Macquarie University