Batemans Bay Youth Foundation Newsletter February 2018
The Batemans Bay Youth Foundation held its Grant Presentation Dinner on Thursday, 8th February at the Soldiers Club. Before a very large audience thirteen students were given Grants to help fund their tertiary education.
Peter Wood, Chairman of the Foundation, assured the audience that each of the Grantees had one thing in common - they intend to do their very best to succeed at whatever they undertake. If one looks at most of the successful people in this great nation of ours, one will see that challenges did not frighten them, and they believed in hard work to achieve success.
A total of $44,500 was paid out as Grants to these students. Since the start of the Foundation in 1994, a total of 196 students have received Grants, totalling $558,500. The Foundation is a very important local institution which deserves the financial support of businesses and private people alike. Around $50,000 has to be raised each year as no grants are forthcoming from Government.
The audience was entertained by St Cecilia music scholarship winner Tara Watts who played two delightful piano pieces. 2017 Youth Foundation grant recipient Adam May gave grantees some very useful and humorous tips on how to survive the first year at university.
- Casey Evans, BA/B.Comms. & Media, Uni. of Wollongong
- Jennifer May, B. Laws/BA Languages, ditto
- Celeste Reid, B.Visual Arts & Design, ditto
- Emily Kinnane, B. Exercise Science, ditto
- Chris Allison, B.Comp Sc – Cyber Sec, ditto
- John Rodwell, Carpentry Apprentice, Tafe Moruya
- Kye Oxley, BSc Physics/Maths, Sydney University
- Harry Hadley, B. Contemp. Music, Conservatory of Music
- Alexander Filmer, B. Med Rad. Science, Charles Sturt, Wagga
- Jasmin Fuller, B.Nursing/Paramedicine, ACU Canberra
- Leon Katsanis, BSc, ANU
- Meg McCallum, BSc Psychology, ANU
- Olivia Faletoese, B.Music/B. Statistics, ANU