Congratulations to the 2018 Mayoral Academic Scholarship recipients

The eight recipients of the 2018 Mayoral Academic Scholarships were announced in front of a large crowd last night at an official presentation held at the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre

The eight recipients of the 2018 Mayoral Academic Scholarships were announced in front of a large crowd last night at an official presentation held at the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre.  

This year marked the 17th year of the scholarships and each of the eight young people who walked away with a $2,500 cheque to help with their studies was beaming with pride.  

Competition was tough this year as Cessnock City Council received many applications from local TAFE and University students who were hoping for extra support for their studies.  

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said it was a fantastic evening and he was proud to see this wonderful initiative grow each and every year.   

“Since the inception of our Mayoral Academic Scholarships in 2002, we have helped 210 students and thanks to our sponsors we’ve given an incredible $525,000 to our promising young people.”  

“We believe the scholarships not only help students financially to achieve their academic goals but provide them with important recognition they are on the right track.”  

The deserving group of scholarship winners and sponsors are listed below:

  • John Knipe Memorial Hospitality and Tourism Scholarship sponsored by Cessnock Leagues Club - Christie-Lee Orchard
  • Local Government Scholarship sponsored by Kurri Kurri Retired Mineworkers Association - Marnie Bullen
  • Building and Associated Trades Scholarship sponsored by the Rotary Club of Cessnock - Samuel Weekes
  • Mining Scholarship sponsored by Cessnock Retired Mineworkers Association – Brandon Bendeich
  • Mining/Technical Engineering Scholarship Sponsored by Austar Coal Mine - Jessica Bonnici
  • TAFE sponsored by Solo Resource Recovery - Wendy Kirby
  • Post HSC Scholarship sponsored by Hunter Resource Recovery - Ashley Fry
  • Undergraduate Scholarship Sponsored by Hunter Resource Recovery - Caitlin Hayter  

For more information about the Mayoral Academic Scholarships, visit www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/council/mayor/scholarships  

 5/16/2018