Millions making a difference - Charles Sturt scholarship ceremony in Port Macquarie

27 MAY 2022

Millions making a difference - Charles Sturt scholarship ceremony in Port Macquarie

The University held its 2022 Charles Sturt Foundation Trust scholarship presentation ceremony in Port Macquarie on Thursday 26 May.

  • A total of 401 Charles Sturt Foundation Trust scholarships valued at $2,539,950 will be awarded to students across Charles Sturt University in 2022
  • The University held its Charles Sturt Foundation Trust scholarship presentation ceremony for 2022 in Port Macquarie on Thursday 26 May, celebrating scholarship recipients and their donors

Charles Sturt University celebrated this year’s scholarship recipients along with their donors at an scholarship presentation ceremony on Thursday 26 May at the University in Port Macquarie.  

Scholarships with a total value of $2,539,950 will be awarded to Charles Sturt students this year across the University’s footprint.

Four hundred and one scholarships will be bestowed based on financial hardship, academic excellence, and community participation. 

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

Forty-five scholarships were presented to students undertaking courses at Charles Sturt in Port Macquarie on Thursday.

Chief Executive 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 thank and meet the people behind them is a very special occasion,” Ms Ansell said.

First-year student in the Bachelor of Nursing in the Charles Sturt School of Nursing, Paramedicine and Healthcare Sciences Ms Jennifer Lopez was very grateful for the financial support she received as a recipient of the Rural Relief Flood Affected scholarship.


“This scholarship will have a positive impact on my studies and will be put towards the cost of my textbooks and work placements,” Ms Lopez said.

“Thank you to my scholarship donor for accepting my scholarship application and for giving me this opportunity.”

Second-year student in the Bachelor of Paramedicine in the Charles Sturt School of Nursing, Paramedicine and Healthcare Sciences Mr Ben Kaiser is looking forward to maximising study time which the Geoff Quick Paramedicine Memorial Scholarship has facilitated. 


“This scholarship allows me to dedicate more time to study by reducing the financial burden, which helps me to strike the right balance with my multiple commitments,” Mr Kaiser said.  

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.

ENDS

Media Note:

To arrange interviews with Ms Sarah Ansell please contact Trease Clarke at Charles Sturt Media on mobile 0409 741 789 or via news@csu.edu.au

Photo captions:

Image 1, LtoR:

Chief Executive of the Charles Sturt Foundation Trust Ms Sarah Ansell with recipient of the Rural Relief Flood Affected Scholarship Ms Jennifer Lopez.

Image 2:

Recipient of the Geoff Quick Paramedicine Memorial Scholarship Mr Ben Kaiser. 

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