Scholarship recipients Amy Norman and Sasha Hart.
Established as the passion project of Peter and Julianne Bowen, who’ve had a long association with NRCF, the SCU-Bowen Education Scholarship supports students to overcome disadvantage and enter tertiary study through Southern Cross University.
This year three scholarships were awarded. A huge congratulations to Amy Norman who is enrolled in a Bachelor of Education, Sasha Hart who is studying a Bachelor of Art and Design and Corina who is enrolled in a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours Year).
Amy who is studying education said the scholarship was a pathway to her goal.
“This scholarship, to me, means that I can achieve my goal of becoming a teacher without the stress of my financial situation affecting my ability to access the tools I need to complete my degree,” Amy said.
“It has allowed me to access necessary equipment and encouraged me to continue to be an active member of my community.”
Sasha Hart who is studying art and design said the scholarship would support her aim to have a professional practice as a painter.
“This scholarship has given me freedom to focus on my studies and passions. By supporting me in following my dreams, I have the space to thrive,” Sasha said.
Third recipient Corina, who will study honours in the field of Psychological Science her academic journey has not been easy, but had been incredibly rewarding.
“To be awarded this scholarship gives me much appreciated support and furthers my determination and dedication to keep working towards a better future,” Corina said.
The scholarship program is made possible through a Sub Fund, run by the Northern Rivers Community Foundation. Contributions can be made by anyone who has a passion to support educational opportunities for those overcoming disadvantage.
As Sub Fund founder Peter Bowen explains, the SCU-Bowen Sub Fund was initially seeded with equal contributions from the Bowens and the Southern Cross University and continues to grow through donations. Contributions can be made by anyone who has a passion to support educational opportunities for those overcoming disadvantage, either by donation or bequest.
“Donations to this fund are pooled and invested in perpetuity with the earnings used to fund scholarships for students facing disadvantage,” Peter said.
“It has been rewarding to see so many of these students achieve outstanding results in their studies despite the difficult circumstances they have faced.”
To contribute to this Sub Fund and support the valuable gift of education, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or 0499 862 886.