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2016 Perth Airport Aboriginal Scholarships announced

Monday, 04 July 2016

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Edith Cowan University (ECU)  are delighted to announce this year’s recipients of the Perth Airport Aboriginal Scholarships, students Nelson Waite, studying Bachelor of Education (Teaching), and Kye McGuire, studying Bachelor of Science (Nursing).

Since 2010, the Perth Airport Aboriginal Scholarship program has supported 14 students studying a variety of disciplines at ECU and we would like to take this opportunity to thank Perth Airport for their continued and generous support.

“For the past six years, Perth Airport has provided scholarships to the value of $15,000 per Scholarship to support Indigenous students during their studies at ECU,” said Ms Fiona Lander, Executive General Manager External Affairs, Perth Airport.

 “Our partnership with ECU is very productive and, each year, we look forward to awarding scholarships to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students who have often had to overcome a range of obstacles to achieve a university place,” said Ms Lander.

On 4 July 2016, the Scholarships were presented as part of Perth Airport’s NAIDOC Week Celebrations, this was a wonderful occasion to recognise the impact that these Scholarships have had on supporting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Students at ECU.

To find out more and view part of this year’s Scholarship Ceremony please click here.

Manager, Development, within ECU’s office of Development and Alumni Relations, Natasha Allchurch said, “We see every day the incredible impact that scholarships have on our student experiences thanks to the generosity of individuals and organisations like Perth Airport. We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank Perth Airport for their support and commitment to a shared vision of ensuring that, irrespective background and/or financial circumstances, everyone should be supported to reach their full potential.  We look forward to working in partnership with Perth Airport to continue this successful program”.

For Kye McGuire, the scholarship has lifted pressure financially.  “The scholarship allows me more time to study and spend with my two sons.  It’s an honour to be given this opportunity”, said Ms McGuire.

A range of scholarships are offered at ECU to help both current and future students complete their studies.  Find out more about ECU’s scholarships.

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