Local students awarded scholarships for further education

Thomas Jeffery receives his Hayes Scholarship presented to a student who will go on to university in an education/teaching course. He is picutred with Karen and James Hayes. PHOTOS: supplied

SNOWY Valleys Council Scholarships (2025) were presented at the weekend with those receiving the awards expressing their gratitude.

The scholarships were presented by Karen and James Hayes on behalf of SVC which were included in the annual scholarship awards program through Charles Sturt University.

Ella Tilbrook wrote a letter to SVC thanking them for her scholarship and stating she was studying for a Bachelor of Education (k-12) and this scholarship would help support her throughout the next four years. 

”Your generosity is helping my dreams become reality and one day I hope to educate the future generations of our community,” Ella wrote.

Julia Hoffman also received a scholarship and said “it cannot be denied that this scholarship will alleviate a large portion of the financial burden that has been involved in moving out of home, away from the Snowy Valleys region, to pursue my studies at Charles Sturt University. Julia will be studying in health care and hopes one day to return to work in this field.

The Hayes Scholarship – sponsored and presented by Karen and James Hayes was  presented to Thomas Jeffery and is awarded to a student going on to study in the education/teaching/agricultural degrees.

The Hayes Family offers a student from Tumut High School, a scholarship to help them with their studies at Charles Sturt University. 

This scholarship is designed to alleviate some of the financial pressures that come when studying so that students can focus on getting great results. 

Charles Sturt University stands ready to unleash our region’s extraordinary knowledge, skills and talent to tackle society’s greatest challenges. 

For decades, Charles Sturt University has been enriching, encouraging and empowering our regional communities.

It has opened the doors of opportunity for people of all ages, from all backgrounds. We have trained the next generation of teachers, doctors, pharmacists, nurses and police officers. 

We train the most teachers in New South Wales, and have invested significantly in courses such as pharmacy, medicine, dentistry and veterinary science to meet growing skills shortages. Every day, our graduates contribute positively to the lives of others.

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