Some students can only dream of a tertiary education. Without access to the financial resources to cover tuition or living expenses, promising students can miss-out on the opportunity for a University education and a future of their making.
Sophie Clark was one such student who thought that University would be out of her reach.
From a young age, Sophie knew that she wanted to be a nurse and that determination grew when she sadly lost her mother to breast cancer.
"Mum was diagnosed when I was 12, before passing when I was 17", Sophie remembers. "She was in and out of hospital over that time and I noticed the true value of nurses. They had a huge impact on my mother's time in care."
Even as Sophie became more certain that she wanted a career helping people, her goal of studying at the University of Sydney looked more difficult to achieve as it would mean moving from her home in Wallabadah, near Tamworth, to one of Australia's most expensive cities. But Sophie's dreams of studying were made possible when she was given the news that she had been awarded a student scholarship.
By making a gift today, you can help more students, like Sophie, to realise their potential and achieve their dreams through academic excellence.
“Receiving the scholarship has been life changing,” Sophie says excitedly. “It allows me to throw myself into my degree and do the best I possibly can, so I can ultimately give the very best care to those in need.”
If 100 people gave $60 each, it could fund a new student scholarship.
Your donation will help to cover the cost of tuition for students facing financial difficulties. It will help them to focus on their studies, and achieve their potential without the worry of additional financial burden.