2022 Mayoral Scholarship Program

2022 Mayoral Scholarship Program

Cessnock City Council Mayor Jay Suvaal is delighted to announce the 2022 Mayoral Scholarship Program will open to applicants on March 2, 2022. Now in its 20th year, the program has awarded 223 scholarships to the value of $558,000.

The program aims to assist students of the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) to achieve their educational goals at TAFE or university by providing them with financial support.

The program targets students who are advancing their education in industries offering gainful employment in the Cessnock LGA, such as hospitality, tourism, education, engineering, medical, mining, communication, and manufacturing.

“Education can be the foundation of individual economic security and also benefits the entire community,” Mayor Jay Suvaal said.

“Cessnock City Council wants to support the people of the Cessnock Local Government Area to achieve academic excellence and this program provides much needed financial support towards that end.

“The scholarships would not be possible without the support of many local businesses, individuals and the families who sponsor it. I extend a big thank you to all of this year’s sponsors.”

Sponsors of the scholarship are Hunter Resource Recovery, Austar Coal Mine, Central Waste Station, Cole Cornford – Galah Cyber, Rover Coaches, Cessnock Leagues Club, East Cessnock Bowling Club, Roche Estate, and Dr Russell Kift – NuSmile Orthodontists.

Successful applicants will receive $2500, awarded in two payments. To be eligible, applicants must reside within the Cessnock Local Government Area and will be enrolled at TAFE or University during 2022/2023 in full-time studies of a recognised course of qualification.

Cessnock City Council

Local government has been in operation in the Cessnock area since 1906 when the Shire of Cessnock held its first meeting. During the following years there were several amalgamations and splits as new Shires were formed and reshaped until Cessnock was declared a City in 1958.

Cessnock City Council provides a diverse range of services and facilities for the residents of the LGA as well as visitors to the area.

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