SCHOLARS' WEEK 2012
CELBRATING OUR STUDENTS
AND THE GENEROUS SUPPORTERS WHO MAKE SO MANY
OF OUR SCHOLARSHIPS POSSIBLE
We are holding Scholars' Week from 21 - 25 May for the second time ever this year. It is a series of events, hosted by the Faculties, Wollotuka, Industry Scholarships and our Central Coast campus where scholarship winners are presented with their awards, and the donors who made these possible thanked.
The University Foundation's CEO, Louise O'Connell, says Scholars' Week is about celebrating and recognising achievement and potential, as well as thanking the University's generous supporters.
“The financial help the University receives from staff, external donors, businesses, industry, and professional and community organisations is invaluable.
"I am so proud to see this level of support, particularly the amount of recognition for students from low socio-economic backgrounds.”
Deputy Director of the English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, Dr Keryl Kavanagh, is a staff member who gives to student scholarships.
“I see first-hand the challenges so many of our students face.
“Giving to a student scholarship is just a small, very tangible way to help. I see it over and over again - the student who receives a scholarship today overcomes their hurdles and makes an impact on all of those around them tomorrow.
“My small gifts can establish a chain of support that extends far beyond my lifetime.”
The Week will be officially launched by the Vice-Chancellor on 17 May at a special event to award scholarships funded by one of the University's most generous supporters Jennie Thomas.
A wide range of scholarships are being awarded including support for disadvantaged students, scholarships for academic excellence, and ones for sporting talent, artistic and musical abilities.