The Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation Board has recently awarded Tertiary Scholarships of $2,000 each to Sophie Traeger and Marli Ryan. The Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation Board congratulates the recipients and wishes them well with their studies. The EPCF established the Education Fund in 2016, and has received applications from all areas of the Eyre Peninsula.
The purpose of the scholarship is to provide funding for Eyre Peninsula students moving away from home to study at a South Australian university for the first time after completion of year 12. The funds are to assist with the costs of books and other resources needed for establishment away from home.
Foundation Chair Garry Downey states, “The Foundation is proud to assist our Eyre Peninsula students aspire to higher education away from the Eyre Peninsula and in time return here to apply their learning and strengthen our regional communities. The EPCF Education Fund supports our regional students getting to university through philanthropic and community donations held solely for this purpose.”
Sophie Traeger is from Port Lincoln and attended St Joseph’s Port Lincoln, and is now studying a Double Degree – Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) and Science at University of Adelaide. Marli Ryan is from Elliston and also attended St Joseph’s Port Lincoln, and is now studying a Honours Degree – Bachelor of Early Childhood Education at University of South Australia.
To make a donation to the Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation Education Fund contact the Foundation. The vision of the Foundation is to provide a lasting legacy for future generations on the Eyre Peninsula.
The Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation carefully manages a growing base of donated funds and works with philanthropic and other partners to ensure the best possible value and impact from each of its community projects, regional student advancement and home hospice services on Eyre Peninsula. The Foundation is supported by the invaluable work of the Book Bazaar volunteers and committed administrative staff.
For more information about donating to, or partnering with the Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation call 0400 685 520 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Below: Sophie Traeger and Marli Ryan.