BPW Ter­tiary Schol­ar­ships open

The Coffs Coast Advocate - - BETTER BUSINESS -

BPW Coffs Har­bour is proud to an­nounce the open­ing of our 2018 ter­tiary schol­ar­ships.

Ed­u­ca­tion is the key to im­prov­ing our lives. From our in­cep­tion in 1972, BPW Coffs Har­bour has been in­ter­ested in en­sur­ing ac­cess to ed­u­ca­tional equal­ity for all.

In par­tic­u­lar, we have made it one of our ma­jor pro­jects to help women who pur­sue ed­u­ca­tion as ma­ture-age stu­dents.

For many women, it can be a strug­gle to jug­gle study, work and fam­ily life. Our schol­ar­ship win­ners in 2017 were Rachel Ben­nett and Ellen Cox. Each of these young women had ex­tended fam­ily to care for while they ac­quired their de­grees in ed­u­ca­tion and nurs­ing. BPW is proud to have been able to as­sist them.

Each year we of­fer two schol­ar­ships in mem­ory of two re­mark­able ed­u­ca­tors who taught in Coffs Har­bour and strongly be­lieved in eq­ui­table ac­cess to ed­u­ca­tion for women. Women stu­dents who have com­menced univer­sity or TAFE af­ter a gap be­tween school and ter­tiary stud­ies, who study lo­cally and are in their fi­nal year of study, are ad­vised to con­tact coff­shar­bour@bpw.com.au for an ap­pli­ca­tion form.

The ap­pli­ca­tion process is sim­ple and quick and can re­ward these win­ners with ei­ther $750 or $1250 to­wards their stud­ies. Ap­pli­ca­tions will be ac­cepted up to Fri­day, May 11.

Win­ners will be an­nounced at our Schol­ar­ship Din­ner on May 12. For de­tails on BPW Coffs Har­bour, visit www .bpw.com.au/Coff­sHar­bour or Face­book.com/BPW Coff­sHar­bour.

Photo: con­trib­uted

AWARDEES: Me­gan Ge­orge, Rachel Ben­nett, Kim Con­nolly, Ellen Cox and Ju­lianne McKeon.

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