BATHURST TAFE students Madison Smith and Sierra Flynn-O’Brien have been announced winners of the inaugural Lions Club of Bathurst Macquarie Merit and Equity Scholarships.
The scholarships recognise students starting TAFE and aim to encourage participation in further education within the local Bathurst community.
Lions member Sue Longmore said this was the first time the club had awarded the scholarships.
“Both students are active members of the Bathurst community and have a desire to be for many years to come, which aligns well with the Lions Club of Bathurst Macquarie’s values and purpose,” she said.
“We hope the scholarships of $250 each will help Madison and Sierra continue their studies and develop new and exciting interests at TAFE NSW.”
TAFE NSW student engagement officer Angie Trevor-Jones said Madison (merit scholarship), who is studying a Certificate IV in Community Services and Sierra (equity scholarship), a Diploma of Nursing, were excited to receive the recognition.
“These scholarships are very generous and both the successful students and TAFE NSW are thrilled with the Lions Club of Bathurst Macquarie’s support,” she said. “This financial support will allow Madison and Sierra to continue to study in a career they love, helping them get the skills and experience needed to ensure they’re job-ready.”
This is just one program available to help TAFE NSW students.