Tatiara students awarded Stand Like Stone scholarships

SCHOLARSHIP: Amy Steer said she was very grateful to receive the Cornerstone scholarship, which will go towards her studies at Hamilton Alexandra College.

SCHOLARSHIP: Amy Steer said she was very grateful to receive the Cornerstone scholarship, which will go towards her studies at Hamilton Alexandra College.

TATIARA students have been named among the recipients of Stand Like Stone 19th small grant round and the 2015 educational scholarship recipients.

Grant Round 19 has delivered funding to eleven charitable projects which share in just under $10,000, bringing the total amount of grants given to charitable projects through the Stand Like Stone “Small Grants” program to just over $124,000.

In addition to the small grants, Stand Like Stone delivered over $20,000 in scholarship funding to 27 students across the Limestone Coast to assist them in achieving their educational goals in 2016.

The scholarships range in value from $350 to $3000 and support students across many fields of study. 

Tatiara small grant recipients included Keith Area School, who received $1500 towards its Canberra Trip.

Local students who received scholarships included; Amy Steer who received the Cornerstone scholarship for her studies in Year 10,11 and 12 at Hamilton Alexandra College, Amy Drabsch for her Year 12 studies at Keith Area School, Brooke Green for here tertiary studies in Veterinary Bioscience and Darcie McMurray who will study Bachelor of Medical Imaging or Health Science.

Stand Like Stone director Robert Mock said: “The scholarships definitely make a difference to all of the recipients.

“They aim to help the individuals achieve their potential and cover a wide range of areas.”

Year 10 student Amy Steer said she was “very excited” to receive her $850 scholarship.

“The money has gone towards my school books and computer,” she said.

“It was really helpful so my parents didn’t have to find that extra bit of money – I’m very grateful for the scholarship.”

This is the seventh year that Stand Like Stone has offered educational scholarships to individuals with a connection to the Limestone Coast and the latest round of scholarships brings the total scholarship funding to $78,715.

Over the past 11 years, Stand Like Stone has grown its corpus to over $1,318,000.

The income earned from this body is distributed back to the Limestone Coast community via grants and scholarships.

Since its inception, Stand Like Stone has distributed over $795,000 back to the communities of the Limestone Coast through the many programs on offer.

In August 2016, small grants of up to $2000 will be available to the community when Stand Like Stone will invite applications for its twentieth round of grants.

Scholarships for study to be undertaken in 2017 will also open in August 2016.

For more information on the Stand Like Stone Foundation or the granting and scholarship programs, contact Georgie McKay on 8721 0480, or visit www.standlikestone.com.au.

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