Official presentation for recipients of the Community Sector Banking Indigenous Scholarships was held in recognition of NAIDOC Week, at Charcoal Lane in Fitzroy.
Australia’s not-for-profit banking specialist presented its 2019 Indigenous Scholarships to the six recipients.
This is the second year the Community Sector Banking Indigenous Scholarship Program has run which supports Indigenous students who are making a difference in their communities while pursuing Vocational or Higher Education. The scholarships provide financial assistance for their education and is administered in partnership with the Community Enterprise Foundation (CEF).
The recipients shared their experiences applying for the scholarships and how the funding will support their ambitions. Congratulations to the recipients and thanks to MC Andrew Cairns CEO, Community Sector Banking.
The recipients of the 2019 Community Sector Banking Indigenous Scholarships:
• Brittney Campbell-Fisher, from Caulfield, VIC, who received a $10,000 scholarship to study a Bachelor of Midwifery at the Australian Catholic University. • Kynan Clarke, from Dimboola, VIC, who received a $10,000 scholarship to study a Bachelor of Media Production at the Australian Catholic University. • Jessica Storrar, from Gungahlin, ACT, who received a $10,000 scholarship to study a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery at James Cook University. • Caitlin Cortis, from Walkerston, QLD, who received a $5,000 scholarship to study a Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology at Haynes Mechanical. • Kellie Sampson from Sutherland, NSW, who received a 2018 scholarship for $10,000 to study a Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Wollongong.