Mentor Support Network taking applications for 50 educational scholarships

Mentor Support Network taking applications for 50 educational scholarships

The Hunter-based Mentor Support Network (MSN) is calling for applications for up to 50 scholarships that will be awarded under its 2023 educational scholarship program.

The scholarships are designed to help students aged 15 years and over to reach their full potential in terms of their education and career goals.

MSN Chairperson, Judy Hart said the scholarships were designed to mainly assist disadvantaged students who will be entering Year 11 studies next year.

“The scholarships will assist eligible students aged 15 years and over to reach their potential in terms of their individual educational and career goals,” Judy said.

“Scholarships are granted to students who demonstrate the drive and determination to achieve educational goals, despite experiencing financial need. The scholarships are not necessarily awarded because of academic achievement.”

MSN, which has provided nearly 400 scholarships valued at $700,000 since it started its scholarship program in 2008, has been in touch with Hunter Region schools and other educational institutions to promote the 2023 scholarships.

Scholarship applications close on Friday 23 September 2022, with applicants notified of their success in early November this year after going through the interview process.

Judy said that although the bulk of the scholarships will be awarded to high school students, applications are invited from people studying at other educational institutions in the Hunter Region such as TAFE or enrolled in an apprenticeship program (including V.E.T.).

“Scholarships are valued between $1,000 and $3,000 and during the 12 months of the program MSN maintains contact with all recipients,” Judy said.

MSN’s Educational Scholarship Program is made available through the generosity of the organisation’s sponsors, donors and members.

IMAGE | Recipients of Mentor Support Network’s 2022 Educational Scholarships with Chairperson, Judy Hart and new Patron, Melinda Smith.

Mentor Support Network

Formerly known as Hunter Youth Mentoring Collaborative Inc. (HYMC), and established in 2005, Mentor Support Network (MSN) is a not-for-profit organisation that helps disadvantaged students achieve their educational goals.

MSN, in conjunction with volunteers, members and the corporate sector, provide regular networking events, annual forums, scholarship programs and youth mentor training.

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