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Four Broken Hill Scholarships awarded to university bound students

By March 12, 2019January 18th, 2021No Comments

In 2019 for the first time we have four Broken Hill scholarships on offer thanks to generous supporters, all of who have ties to the Broken Hill community. Each three-year scholarship is worth a total of $21,000 and is for students educated in Broken Hill who have the passion, ambition and drive to attend university.

The four 2019 Broken Hill Scholarships were awarded to:

  • Hannah Evers – Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science, CSU – Anonymous donor
  • Lily-Anne Chapman – Bachelor of Science, ANU – Eureka Benevolent Foundation
  • Cooper Lawson – Bachelor of Criminology, Flinders University – McLean Foundation
  • Kelsey Graham – Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts, Monash University – Zagora Foundation

The new scholarships funded by Eureka Benevolent Foundation (Roger Massy-Greene and Belinda Hutchinson), the Zagora Foundation (Leigh and Sue Clifford), as well as an anonymous donor, reflect personal connections of their founders with the Broken Hill area.

Roger Massy-Greene said: “My first job after leaving university was as an engineer at the New Broken Hill Consolidated mine. Later, my employment at the NBHC mine was the basis of a scholarship from Rio Tinto to study at Harvard, so my years in Broken Hill provided a powerful understanding of the value of a university education. My daughters Ella and Sophie were born in Broken Hill, so as a family we are glad to be giving back to the city”.

When the three new scholarships were announced late last year Rob McLean of the McLean Foundation said: “These new scholarships were sparked by the families’ collective desire to see the young people of Broken Hill be supported in a significant way throughout their time at university,” Rob said.

“As a Broken Hill boy myself, I know first-hand the benefit a scholarship can give a young person. It’s the gift of belief that has long-lasting effects”.

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