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Port Students Get Head Star with $40,000 of Scholarships Awarded


Mayor Ryan Palmer joined representatives from 16 local businesses to present a total of $40,000 to support our most passionate local students at the Port Stephens Mayoral Academic Scholarships.

 

Twenty deserving young people each received $2,000 to put towards their first year of tertiary education to help them achieve their career aspirations.


Mayor Palmer said he’s impressed by the range of fields being studied, including mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, data science, science, medicine, nutrition, biology, business, law and education.


“This is an opportunity to thank our future leaders for their persistence and hard work during a particularly stressful time completing their HSC,” Mayor Palmer said.


“The $2,000 can be used to buy a computer or laptop or maybe pay for accommodation or moving costs.


“These scholarships wouldn’t happen without the investment of local business. Many of our sponsors have been involved with the Mayoral Academic Scholarships program for many years with some providing funding for 2 scholarships,” he added.


This year's sponsors included Ampcontrol, BAE Systems Australia, Club Lemon Tree (2x scholarships), Destination Port Stephens, Hunter Land, Hunter Readymixed Concrete, McDonald Jones, MOJO Homes, Newcastle Airport (2x scholarships), Raymond Terrace Bowling Club, Salamander Bay Recycling (2x scholarships), Soldiers Point Bowling Club, The Wests Group (2x scholarships), Tomago Aluminium and Weathertex.


“I want to thank all of the sponsors for supporting the future leaders of Port Stephens and for giving the students an opportunity to grow their network and connect with local leaders in their own time – invaluable for both business and students,” Mayor Palmer said.


“To all of the scholarship winners, good luck stepping into your studies and achieving your 2023 goals.


The 2023 Mayoral Academic Scholarship recipients are:


Callan Astin| Ampcontrol

University of Newcastle – Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)


Selman Hassan | BAE Systems Australia

University of Newcastle – Bachelor of Aerospace Systems Engineering (Honours)


Levi Brown | Business Port Stephens

University of Newcastle – Bachelor of Data Science / Bachelor of Computer Science


Alannah Horne | Club Lemon Tree

University of Newcastle – Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (Joint Medical Program)


Tonaya Hyland | Club Lemon Tree

University of New South Wales – Bachelor of Science - Vision Science


Holly Kennedy | Destination Port Stephens

University of Newcastle – Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics (Honours)


Cooper Lack | Hunter Land

University of Sydney – Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine


Olivia Squires | Hunter Readymixed Concrete

University of Newcastle – Bachelor of Primary Education


Jessiah Barnes | McDonald Jones

University of Newcastle – Bachelor of Design (Architecture)


Liliana Seehusen | MOJO Homes

University of Newcastle – Bachelor of Education (Primary)


Jackson Warburton | Newcastle Airport

University of Newcastle – Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)


Alexander Hankin | Newcastle Airport

Macquarie University – Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Security Studies


Sophie Bennett | Raymond Terrace Bowling Club

University of Newcastle – Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)


Mabel Bradbery | Salamander Bay Recycling

University of Newcastle – Bachelor of Education (Secondary)


Samuel Harrop | Salamander Bay Recycling

University of Newcastle – Bachelor of Medical Engineering (Honours)


Gabrielle Lewis | Soldiers Point Bowling Club

University of New South Wales – Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours)


Isaac Lyon | The Wests Group

Australian National University – Bachelor of Actuarial Studies / Environment & Sustainability


Ebony Newton | The Wests Group

University of Newcastle – Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science (combined)


William Clark | Tomago Aluminium

University of Newcastle – Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)


Georgia Sloane | Weathertex

University of Newcastle – Bachelor of Science


Applications for the 2024 Mayoral Academic Scholarships will open later this year.


For more information visit pscouncil.info/mayoralacademicscholarships

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