Scholarships ease education burden

Scholarships ease education burden

The Stand Like Stone Foundation has announced its annual educational scholarships after the region’s students have returned to school and university.

The foundation’s chief executive Roger Babolka said 34 scholarships totalling $98,800 had been offered to students right across the Limestone Coast.

“The foundation received a record number of 88 applications for this year’s scholarships,” he said.

“These scholarships will be supporting local students to complete studies across all levels of education, both locally, across South Australia, and interstate.

“Thanks to the ongoing generosity of our donors, we’re thrilled to be able to continue supporting local students in a variety of ways, whether it’s paying for school fees, assisting with the purchase of course equipment, through to assisting with general living expenses or accommodation costs for students studying away.”

Mr Babolka said one of this year’s successful recipients was Millicent resident Anna-Therese Winkler, whose application embodied the very essence of Stand Like Stone, inspiring courage and determination whilst overcoming life’s challenges.

“Anna-Therese has shown a great deal of determination in taking on part-time work and undertaking part-time study, whilst also dealing with challenging personal health issues of her own, as well as caring for her aging parents,” he said.

“Anna-Therese’s determination to succeed in her chosen field of aged care, and to take on further studies is an inspiration to all.

“The scholarship from Stand Like Stone will provide Anna-Therese with financial support for her living expenses whilst studying a Bachelor of Dementia Care through the University of Tasmania.”

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