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Students receive $36,000 boost for studies

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A total of $36,000 has been awarded to 18 talented and inspiring students as part of the 2020 Port Stephens Mayoral Academic Scholarships, thanks to the financial support of local businesses.

The Port Stephens Mayoral Academic Scholarship program is an annual partnership between Port Stephens Council and local businesses to support the next generation of local business and industry leaders as they embark on their tertiary study.

Ampcontrol, Destination Port Stephens, Hunter Land, Hunter Readymixed Concrete, McDonald Jones Homes, Newcastle Airport, Port Stephens FM Raymond Terrace Bowling Club, Salamander Bay Recycling, Soldiers Point Bowling Club, SUEZ Resource Recovery Centre, The Wests Groups, Tomago Aluminium and Weathertex all contributed to the 2020 program.

Port Stephens Mayor Ryan Palmer says the scholarship program is a fantastic way to support local students in achieving their goals.

“The investment of one scholarship from a local business makes a big difference to a young person setting out on the next stage of their academic journey,” Mayor Palmer said.

“Whether it is a year’s worth of text books, a laptop computer, or student accommodation — this contribution goes a long way to support local students and encourage lifelong learning.