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Refugee friends look to futures in medical field after receiving scholarships

THEY’VE each fled war-torn countries, but three young refugee women are looking to the future and hoping to use scholarships to enter futures in the medical sphere. Friends Alaa Krayem, Hadeel Alnashy and Ramsina Oshana met at Bankstown Intensive English Centre and were three of 270 students awarded with the Public Education Foundation’s Friends of Zainab scholarship. The scholarship, worth $1000 over two years, is to help refugee students in public education. All three would like to study [...]

Doonside Technology High School student Achan Lual Majok awarded Scholarship

More school work would not be high on most teenager’s wish lists, but that’s exactly how Achan Lual Majok plans to spend a timely $1000 boost. The Doonside Technology High School student last week accepted the Public Education Foundation’s Friends of Zainab Scholarship, which is open to senior secondary and tertiary students from a refugee background. The scholarship was established in 2002 by Holroyd High School principal Dorothy Hoddinott, to help young refugee student Zainab Kaabi finish school and [...]

Students benefit from Public Education Foundation’s scholarships

26 May 2017: Fairfield students were among those to benefit from the almost 280 scholarships awarded at the Public Education Foundation’s annual awards night. Cabramatta, Prairiewood, Fairvale and Westfields Sports High Schools students received their scholarships at the Proudly Public! Celebrating Excellence in Public Schools’ gala event at the Sydney Town Hall earlier this month. The scholarships aim to help recipients reach their potential by enhancing their learning and professional pathways. Department of Education Secretary, Mark Scott said the annual [...]

Sarah Reeves receives NSW Public Education Scholarship

May 22, 2017: Sarah Reeves is ready to do her bit for gender equity after receiving a scholarship to help her pursue a career in trades or technology. The Year 11 Parkes High School student was awarded the Trades and Technology Opportunity Scholarship at the Proudly Public! Celebrating Excellence in Public Schools’ awards night at Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday. Her scholarship encourages senior students to pursue a career in trades or technology. Department of Education secretary Mark Scott said [...]

Kind-hearted Shakeilah is a class leader

22 May 2017: Shakeila Bartman might only be in her first years of school, but her leadership skills are all ready shining through. The Toomelah Public School student was named the winner of the inaugural Camburn Withers Scholarship at the Proudly Public! Celebrating Excellence in Public Schools’ awards night at Sydney Town Hall this week (Wednesday, 17 May). Shakeila’s scholarship supports an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student through primary school. “Shakeilah is in Grade Two and is 7 years-old. “She has [...]

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