Inspired to Give Back

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By Emma Goddard (Edited)

Having just completed my first year at Southern Cross University, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the financial support I received as a beneficiary of the NRCF SCU Bowen Scholarship. It allowed me to balance university education while committing to my AMEB music studies (classic vocal) as well as maintain various voluntary positions within the community. More importantly, it inspired me to “give back” and I derived great pleasure from mentoring, and subsequently vocally accompanying a visually impaired student for her HSC Music 1 studies and HSC practical examination. I consider that by relieving some of the financial burden of tertiary education, the NRCF SCU Bowen scholarship has allowed me to enjoy my studies and pursue my passions. I wish to thank Peter Bowen and Southern Cross University for providing me with such valuable support.  

Photo of Emma receiving her NRCF SCU Bowen Scholarship from Peter Bowen in March 2012 

Update: Emma Goddard has received the Gairbraid Scholarship for 2013.  

The Gairbraid Scholarship is awarded to ‘the most meritorious school leaver in their first year of a course at Southern Cross University (Coffs Harbour campus), who, in their previous year gained their HSC from a public high school in the Coffs Harbour region’.  

Emma is studying a Bachelor of Education (Primary). We are very happy to hear the difference that the NRCF SCU-Bowen scholarship can make to a student’s life and experience of university as Emma’s case shows.