Congratulations to the Mayoral Academic Scholarship recipients 2017

Cessnock City Council awarded 12 local students a Mayoral Scholarship to assist them in reaching their potential as they undertake further education and training.  

Cessnock City Council awarded 12 local students a Mayoral Scholarship to assist them in reaching their potential as they undertake further education and training.

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent congratulated the recipients and wished them all the best in their future endeavours.  

“I am very proud Cessnock City Council is able to support students in our community who are working hard to achieve their goals”.  

“Often student’s struggle financially as they attempt to keep up with the course load and maintain a job. This practical support can assist them in focusing on their studies and help alleviate some of the financial strain”, Mayor Pynsent said.  

The recipients of the Mayoral Scholarships for 2017 include:  

  • Jakob Suvaal – John Knipe Memorial Hospitality and Tourism Scholarship
  • Bradley Cairns – Mining Technical/ Engineering Scholarship
  • Oliver Powell  – Mining Scholarship
  • Daniel Attkins – Building and Associated Trades Scholarships
  • Monique Smith – Local Government Scholarship
  • Laura Tetley – TAFE Scholarship
  • Chantelle Jones  – Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Olivia Palfreyman – Post HSC Scholarship
  • Kayleigh Fox – Nursing Scholarship
  • Lucy Neville  – Secondary Education Scholarship
  • Brydie – Lee Forbes  – Early Childhood / Primary Education Scholarship
  • Annabelle Crowley  – Police Services Training Scholarship  

The Mayoral Scholarships include a wide range of areas including mining, building and associated trades, tourism and hospitality, child care, nursing, police service training and education.   Cessnock City Council thanked the sponsors who include Solo Resource Recovery, Cessnock Leagues Club, Austar Coal Mine, Cessnock Retired Mineworkers Association, Kurri Kurri Retired Mineworkers Association, Hunter Resource Recovery and Cessnock District Learning Centre.    

 5/3/2017