Scholarships help students stay local
Geraldton Universities Centre students, Lisa McAullife and Katelyn Condon, were each recently awarded a $2000 City of Greater Geraldton scholarship through the Hollomby Foundation.
Miss McAullife is in her second year of studies through Curtin University doing a Bachelor of Education, and Miss Condon is in her first year of a Bachelor in Learning Management through CQ University and both girls’ scholarship applications were of a high standard.
The Hollomby Foundation was established in honour of the late Joe Hollomby, affectionately known as the “Shortbread man”, who over the years, baked shortbread and sold it around Geraldton, raising thousands of dollars for charity.
The foundation is dedicated to supporting the advancement of university education in regional Western Australia with the help of local individuals and businesses.
City of Greater Geraldton Mayor, Ian Carpenter, said the Hollomby Foundation is a great initiative for students to be able to study locally and to remain at home.
“Being able to study locally allows students to continue to have the emotional and physical support from family and friends,” he said.
“Mr Carpenter said the City has been supporting local students with scholarships since 2005.
“The scholarships also assist students with the financial pressures of studying.”