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A lifetime of rejection, bullying, and dealing with a chronic health condition led Wayne to develop depression and alcoholism. Life-Gate helped him turn it all around.
Our scholarship student Daniel completed a TAFE Diploma of Nursing and has been working as an enrolled nurse in a hospital setting. Wanting to upskill and take his career to the next level, he commenced a Bachelor of Nursing at the University of South Australia in 2022.
Our scholarship student Cleo was struggling under the pressures of full-time work and study. Here’s how a scholarship brought balance to her life.
Our scholarship student Jasmine is following her dream to become a social worker, recently beginning her master’s degree at the University of Sydney.
A parent reeling from the trauma of having their kids removed must then navigate a confusing legal system – caseworkers, lawyers, court appearances, evaluations, foster carers and more – to try to get them back. Now, they can turn to someone who has done it all before.
Despite a difficult childhood, dedicated student Andre is looking forward to an impressive career in engineering. Please welcome our new scholarship student!
As COVID-19 restrictions relax we were so excited to hold our first event in a long time. Their Excellencies the Governor-General and Mrs Linda Hurley recently hosted a morning tea at Admiralty House to celebrate the Foundation’s Tertiary Scholarship Program. Below is a transcript of the Governor General’s speech for supporters who could not attend.
Nathan Stevens is an impressive young man who overcame a family tragedy to take charge of his future. Here, in his own words, he tells us about growing up, university life, and how being part of our Tertiary Scholarship Program helped him land a fantastic role.
Tasha overcame a family tragedy and difficult upbringing to become the first in her family to graduate from university.
Our scholarship student Faraz has fought hard for her right to an education, something many of us take for granted. Like most of our scholarship recipients, she had a traumatic childhood and was unable to count on her family for support. Now, through her studies, Faraz is finding a voice for storytelling.
Completing a degree or certificate isn’t easy but it’s even tougher if you don’t have supportive parents to provide guidance and encouragement. Serra had spent many years couch-surfing until she got her own place when she was 16. Here, she shares her story about how she was heading down the wrong path when the opportunity to receive a scholarship changed her perspective and her future.
Scholarship recipient Terri graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing from Australian Catholic University. She was the first in her extended family to both complete the HSC and attend university, and is a source of inspiration and pride to her younger siblings.
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Each year we’re able to make a difference to thousands of people across the country with funds generously donated by compassionate Australians. We support initiatives that focus on benefiting the disadvantaged, marginalised and socially isolated people in our community.
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