Six TAFE Western Dubbo College students from a range of courses have gratefully accepted a Macquarie Credit Union (MCU) scholarship valued at up to $1,000 at a special ceremony in Dubbo on Tuesday (September 13).
TAFE Western Manager of Student Hubs Donna Polak said the students can use the funds to help with the costs associated with their training, fees and learning resources.
“For the past couple of years Macquarie Credit Union has generously provided more than $20,000 in financial contributions that go a long way to assisting our students achieve their training and education goals,” Mrs Polak said.
This year’s scholarship recipients include Diploma of Photo Imaging student Monique Harmer, Certificate III Aged Care student Claire Blomfield, Certificate III Individual Support students Ziona Woodrow and Kristopher Christiansen, Aboriginal Language Course student Sandra Riley and Community Services Certificate III Student Kylie Moore.
Both Mr Christiansen and Ms Woodrow were thrilled to receive a scholarship which would help them as they strive to forge careers in Aged Care and Midwifery respectively.
“This course is the first stepping stone for me to start a career in Aged Care and this financial help is really beneficial,” Mr Christiansen said. “It will just allow me to focus on my studies and take the financial burden away.”
Ms Woodrow added, “I travel from Gilgandra to study at TAFE, so to get some help financially is great and I’m really grateful to MCU for this scholarship.”
Macquarie Credit Union General Manager Matthew Bow said he was thrilled to see the scholarship program making such a difference for students.
“A good education is paramount in today’s society, and we are very excited to partner with TAFE Western to help change lives by allowing students to complete their studies and achieve success in their chosen careers,” he said.