Notre Dame Wins Education Scholarship

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Media Release

Publication Date

Fall 10-5-2006

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Broome

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The University of Notre Dame Australia, Broome Campus Education student Jessica Crook has been awarded the Soroptimist Education Scholarship for 2006.

The $1,000 Scholarship was presented by the Governor of Western Australia His Excellency Dr Kenneth Michael AC during a recent visit to the Kimberley town.

Jessica said the money from the Scholarship will go towards costs associated with her fourth year studies in Bachelor of Education (K-7).

“Receiving the scholarship is not just about the financial reward but more than anything it is the recognition from an International Women’s group of my educational achievements and future contributions as an educator in the Kimberley region of Western Australia,” said Jessica.

Broome Campus Executive Director Gavin Greaves said he was thrilled to see this award go to a student from Broome Campus.

“Jessica has been studying on Broome campus for four years and is in her final year of study with one practicum to complete in 2007, this award not only recognises her commitment but also that of Notre Dame in continuing to pursue excellence in education in the Kimberley,” said Mr Greaves.

In selecting the scholarship winner, the judging panel takes into consideration the applicant’s academic excellence and commitment to the Kimberley community.

The scholarship judging panel found Jessica to be passionate about her studies and she expressed a strong commitment to working in the Kimberley once she has completed her studies.

The Soroptimist International of Broome has begun their fundraising efforts for 2007 so they will be able to support local women in higher education in coming years.

President of Soroptimist International Broome, Mrs Alison Hayden said the organisation strongly encourages Broome women studying at tertiary level to consider applying for next year’s scholarship.

“The Soroptimist International of Broome Education Scholarship had its beginnings in 2001 when the first scholarship of $500 was awarded. Since that time eight scholarships for $500 each have been awarded to local women studying at tertiary level,” added Alison.

Media Contacts
Gavin Greaves – 9192 0602
Ngaire Baker – 9192 0668