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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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Story courtesy the Koori Mail ..

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Scholarships for girls

Story courtesy the Koori Mail

TWO Dubbo College Higher School Certificate graduates have been awarded $5000 scholarships towards their ongoing education.

Breanna Nolan-Dixon, 17, and 18-year-old Karee Carney applied successfully for the 2018 Nestle AYDP Girls’ Academy Scholarships. The scholarships are open to Year 12 students in Girls’ Academies throughout Australia.

Breanna is hoping to study social work. “I aim to co-enrol in TAFE and Charles Sturt University Dubbo to study social work and I really hope to be able to give back to my local community,” she said.

“Through the years I have received support myself from foster care and from hospitals and it’s important for me to be able to pay my community back.”

Fellow Wiradjuri woman Karee hopes to study to become a modern history and visual arts teacher.

“At this stage I have been accepted to study at Macquarie University but that is my backup plan because I would really love to study a Bachelor of Secondary Education in Humanities and Social Science at the University of Sydney,” she said.

“Ultimately I would like to get back to rural and regional NSW and work in an area that is socio-economically disadvantaged.”

The Nestle scholarships provide girls with money for educational resources and travel.

The Dubbo College Girls’ Academies were launched at the start of 2017 to cater for the educational needs of Indigenous girls. Academies have been established at Dubbo College Senior Campus, as well as Delroy and South Campuses.
Scholarship winners Breanna Nolan-Dixon and Karee Carney.


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