The International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) is making it much more “manageable” for country students to study there by partnering with Country Education Foundation of Australia (CEF) to deliver accommodation scholarships.
A recent report from finance company Finder stated the average cost of fuel for respondents was more than $2 per litre, and that rental prices had increased 14% in the 12 months to February 2023.
Through its ‘CEF Extra’ program, CEF has an accommodation partnership with ICMS, which through its CEF partnership offers one first-year student per year a credit to accommodation fees, and $10,000 contributed to tuition fees. This year the accommodation credit was $6708. The student must have been awarded a grant by their local CEF foundation.
Since starting its CEF partnership last year ICMS has funded a huge $34,508 to support two students and help them get through their management studies with peace of mind.
The International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) is an award-winning higher education institution located on the Northern Beaches and in the City of Sydney, NSW, Australia. Founded in 1996, ICMS is a leader in career-focused, quality education.
Ann Whitelock, Chairperson, ICMS Scholarships, said inclusivity, diversity and creating an equitable access to higher education underpinned her institution’s scholarship partnership with CEF.
“Our partnership with CEF is a perfect synergy where we share similar values to support hard working rural students achieve their education and career goals through scholarships,” she said.
“I am grateful that the growth of ICMS, and its pathway institutions, provide the opportunity to give back with scholarships that recognise students’ efforts and talents.”
“We have created many different scholarships including international, domestic, indigenous, regional and rural. It also provides the unique opportunity to support students from adversity and/or financial hardship.”
This year there was one recipient of the CEF – ICMS scholarship – Ruby Watterson from Temora.