Charles Sturt scholarship ceremony in Albury-Wodonga celebrates donors and recipients

25 MAY 2022

Charles Sturt scholarship ceremony in Albury-Wodonga celebrates donors and recipients

Almost 50 scholarship recipients were recognised in Albury-Wodonga this week, with students saying how much of a difference the scholarship assistance has made on their higher education journey.

  • The Charles Sturt University Foundation Trust celebrated scholarship donors and recipients at its scholarship presentation ceremony in Albury-Wodonga on Tuesday 24 May
  • A total of 401 Charles Sturt Foundation Trust scholarships, valued at $2,539,950, will be awarded to students across the University in 2022
  • Forty-nine scholarships worth $227,200 will be awarded in Albury-Wodonga in 2022

Charles Sturt University celebrated this year’s scholarship recipients along with their donors at the scholarship presentation ceremony in Albury-Wodonga on Tuesday 24 May.

In 2022, 401 scholarships with a total value of $2,539,950 will be awarded across the University. The value of 49 scholarships presented in Albury-Wodonga is $227,200.

The ceremony in Albury-Wodonga was one of five to be held across the University’s footprint in May and June, with the other ceremonies taking place at Charles Sturt in Dubbo, Wagga Wagga, Bathurst, and Port Macquarie.

Chief Executive Officer of the Charles Sturt Foundation Trust Ms Sarah Ansell was delighted the scholarship presentations could take place to not only recognise the outstanding achievements of students, but also recognise the contribution of valued scholarship donors.

“It’s wonderful to be able to hold these ceremonies again as it is a tremendous honour to receive a scholarship and being able to meet and thank the people behind them is a very special occasion,” Ms Ansell said.

Fifth-year Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) student in Albury-Wodonga Mr Jeremy Scott received the AlburyCity Foundation Scholarship.

He grew up in the Albury region and plays an active role in the local community, including as the Vice President of the Boomers Football Club. He is also an active member of the Charles Sturt community as the current President of the Albury Campus Education and Business Club.

“The scholarship will have a dramatic effect on the final year of my studies as I attempt to complete 11 weeks of unpaid placement over the next six months,” he said.

Mr Scott said scholarships offer more than just financial assistance, they offer a chance to celebrate the hard work and perseverance it takes to complete university studies.

“The scholarship will allow me the opportunity to focus on my professional development without having to worry about taking on extra shifts to cover rent and other costs that arise throughout placement.”

Mr Scott encourages other students to apply for any scholarships that might be applicable to their situations or current study and work needs.

RoseFirst-Year Bachelor of Occupational Therapy student Ms Rose Petfield said receiving the Snowy Valleys Council Scholarship will allow her more independence while completing her degree.

“I don’t have to rely on those that are close to me for funds that are needed, such as resources for schools, whether that be textbooks or placement equipment,” she said.

“I am extremely grateful to receive this scholarship … it has helped me stress less and focus on my studies and not how much money I need to survive.”

Scholarships are open to both domestic and international students studying any course at the University.

More information on the extensive range of scholarships offered at Charles Sturt, including opening and closing dates and evaluation criteria can be found on the website.

If you or someone you know would like to support an ambitious Charles Sturt student, please contact the Charles Sturt Advancement office.

Media Note:

To arrange interviews with Ms Sarah Ansell and donors and recipients contact Nicole Barlow at Charles Sturt Media on mobile 0429 217 026 or via news@csu.edu.au.

Photo captions: (Image 1) Scholarship recipient Jeremy Scott with donor AlburyCity Council Deputy Mayor Cr Steve Bowen and (image 2) Scholarship recipient Rose Petfield with Charles Sturt Vice-Chancellor Professor Renee Leon.

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