Three Bundaberg Region students have been awarded a Harding Miller Education Foundation academic scholarship in recognition of their high academic achievements.
The local Year 9 students include Amy Connor, Amanda-Leigh Smith and Ashlee Sbresni.
Over 700 students applied for the scholarship this year and Amy, Amanda-Leigh and Ashlee were selected as three of the 150 Harding Miller Education Foundation scholarship winners in 2021.
The scholarships are awarded to students in Year 9 and at the end of year 10 the recipients are invited to reapply for another 2-years of support.
The four years of scholarship support is valued at over $20,000.
“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to be supported in my education,” Amanda-Leigh said.
The Harding Miller Education Foundation is focused on supporting hard-working and high academic achieving young women.
The scholarship program provides scholarship winners with valuable tools and support to help optimise academic success and achieve their career aspirations.
Scholarship recipients receive new laptops, high speed internet, face-to-face and online tutoring, subject, and career guidance, mentoring and financial support to help cover the costs of uniforms, books and school expenses.
Cara Varian, at The Harding Miller Education Foundation, said Amy, Amanda-Leigh and Ashlee were all very deserving of the Harding Miller Education Foundation academic scholarship.
“We are so pleased to announce Amy, Amanda-Leigh and Ashlee as three of the scholarship recipients for 2021,” Ms Varian said.
“The Harding Miller Education Foundation’s vital support for high-potential young girls experiencing socioeconomic disadvantage, has become even more critical as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.”
“At the Harding Miller Education Foundation, we are focused on providing talented, hardworking and high achieving young Australian women with tools, resources and support to help them reach their full potential.
“Our scholarships are more than just financial support. Our scholars are also paired with a coach who provides them with support throughout the year.
“Amy, Amanda-Leigh and Ashlee are all well deserving of this support, and we are sure it will help them achieve success in coming years and put them in a position to fulfil their academic goals and future career aspirations.
“We encourage any other local young girls who may need support to consider applying for a Harding Miller Education Foundation scholarship this year.”
Since its launch in 2016, the Harding Miller Education Foundation has supported over 600 scholarship recipients in more than 300 public high schools in every state and territory of Australia.
Harding Miller Education Foundation academic scholarship applications for 2022 will open from mid-July and close in mid-September.
To find out more, get involved or support the Harding Miller Education Foundation visit http://www.hardingmillereducationfoundation.org.au.