Congratulations to Grenfell’s 2019 Country Education funding recipients.

Country Education Foundation of Grenfell interviewed 22 young people of the community for 2019 Scholarships. The panels, made up of CEF Grenfell plus community members were highly complementary of the way the applicants spoke of their plans, their commitment and general enthusiasm for their chosen pathway and how they could give back to their community. This year our foundation received substantial funds through two organisations: Three Rivers University Department of Rural Health.

Charles Sturt University targeting students studying rural health; and the Thyne Reid Foundation to support applicants impacted by drought. This enabled us to distribute over $23,000 in scholarships.

Our ability to support these young people continues to be reliant on the donations of individuals and groups across our shire. Thank you for making these young people’s pathways more achievable.

Our young people are pursuing a whole range of exciting careers from medical radiation, to the arts in music, screen, design and architecture, in education, policing, the trades, law, business, technology, science and maths, international studies and sport and fitness. We look forward to hearing about how the scholarships support these young people in their ventures.

Our 2019 focus will be to build funds for our potential 2020 applicants. If you would like to donate: go to the CEF webpage and select the Grenfell foundation; or contact one of our committee members: Peter Spedding, Hayley Griffiths or Margaret Carey. Check out our Facebook page to read the stories as our recipient progress throughout the year.

Country Education Foundation of Grenfell would like to acknowledge and thank the Grenfell Bowling Club for their continuing support by making their facilities available to us for meetings and interviews.

President Peter Spedding with recipient Ethan Eyles.

President Peter Spedding with recipient Ethan Eyles.

2019 recipient Isabelle Hunter.

2019 recipient Isabelle Hunter.

2019 recipient Nathan Zammit.

2019 recipient Nathan Zammit.

2019 recipient Grace Best with president of Grenfell CEF Peter Spedding.

2019 recipient Grace Best with president of Grenfell CEF Peter Spedding.

2019 recipient Chloe Wilson.

2019 recipient Chloe Wilson.

2019 recipient Holly Ryan.

2019 recipient Holly Ryan.

Samuel Carpenter is a 2019 recipient, pictured here with president Peter Spedding.

Samuel Carpenter is a 2019 recipient, pictured here with president Peter Spedding.

Aiden Skinner is a 2019 recipient.

Aiden Skinner is a 2019 recipient.

Lleiten Purdie is a 2019 recipient, pictured here with president Peter Spedding.

Lleiten Purdie is a 2019 recipient, pictured here with president Peter Spedding.