Now that the 2021 HSC is done and dusted, the Country Education Foundation of Goulburn and District (CEFGD) invites school leavers who intend to pursue studies of any kind (university or TAFE) to apply for grants to assist with further studies.
Chairman of CEFGD Guy Milson said the CEFGD identified the young people in the Goulburn region who were looking to continue their education after school and had the potential, initiative and drive, and for whom financial assistance could make a real difference.
"As students head off from local schools to TAFE or university, we are here to make sure that this can happen for some young people for whom starting out can be a real challenge," he said.
CEFGD also provides every grant recipient with a mentor.
For many years now CEFGD has awarded grants to students from our region who are studying either close by or far away.
Mr Milson said that beneficiaries of the grants study the widest range of courses from trades such as diesel mechanics, to nursing, teaching, psychology, business, law, medicine and the dramatic arts.
Mr Milson said although the COVID-19 restrictions had prevented the CEF from their usual community fundraising activities over the past two years, the foundation had not skipped a beat.
He said there had been some very generous benefactors who had continued to donate generously to the CEF to ensure it could continue its important work.
Mr Milson singled out Gunlake Quarries, the Katz Family Foundation, Boyce, the Snow Foundation and Mr Rob Rich for special mention.
Mr Milson also said the support from both the Goulburn Mulwaree and Upper Lachlan Councils had been wonderful for many years and was essential to the CEF's continued success.
Students interested in applying should head to the "Country Education Foundation of Goulburn and District" Facebook page, or go straight to the 'Country Education Foundation of Australia' web page to complete an application form and lodge it well before the January 16 deadline.
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