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Scholarship to help young women

Monday, 20 February 2012


ECU has received a donation from the WA Women’s Society of Fine Arts and Crafts, which will go towards setting up a scholarship for deserving female arts students.

The scholarship will be named after the Society and be awarded to female students experiencing financial hardship or limited educational opportunities. 

ECU welcomed the Society to our Mount Lawley Campus last week for a formal ceremony to acknowledge the donation, which was a result of their dissolution late last year.

At the event, held in the Spectrum Project Space, Vice-Chancellor Professor Kerry Cox thanked the women for their generous contribution. He said the scholarship will change the lives of the successful recipients.

He also credited the society for exemplifying the values upheld by the University’s namesake, Edith Dircksey Cowan, throughout their 77-year history.

Head of the School of Communications and Arts Professor Clive Barstow says the donation will make a substantial difference to the communications students at ECU.

"This generous donation will allow us to establish ongoing scholarships that will change the lives of our students. It will offer them amazing opportunities to further their professional practice both in Australia and overseas."

Following the formal part of the ceremony, society members were treated to a morning tea viewed the artwork of Panizza Allmark and Sundari Carmody, currently on display in the space.

Members were then given a tour of ECU’s School of Communications and Arts by Head of School, Professor Clive Barstow.

The Western Australian Women’s Society Fine Arts and Crafts Scholarship will be presented for the first time in 2012.


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