Six Northern Bay College students began the school year with the support of the Skyline Education Foundation Australia. The Year 11 students at the Goldsworthy Campus received scholarships aimed at making their dream of entering university a reality.

Skyline Education Foundation Australia launched in Geelong after 10 successful years of assisting some of Victoria’s most talented and dedicated students.

The Skyline Education Foundation Program assists VCE students who come from resource stretched families to make their aim of entering university a reality.

The Foundation is led by a group of accomplished Australians who recognise that completing VCE and gaining access to a tertiary education is crucial to a student’s lifelong success. Assisting these students often has a wider effect, strengthening and improving outcomes for the whole community.

Board Member and Chair, Dr Peter Hollingworth AC OBE, said Geelong was an obvious place for the Foundation to expand its scholarship program.

“Over the past 10 years of fine tuning what is a unique program, we looked for a community that might respond to this opportunity,” he said.

“We have been greatly encouraged by the warmth of our initial reception and now look forward to building new partnerships here in the Geelong Region. Our program will be grounded in local communities committed to improving educational opportunities for their young people who are facing difficult circumstances.”

Skyline Foundation has partnered with Geelong- based businesses and Deakin University to work with carefully chosen students and schools in the region.

Northern Bay College Goldsworthy Campus had six successful applicants to be Skyline Scholars and they will commence Year 11 in 2017 with this amazing support.

Campus Principal Ken Massari is confident that the 2017 students are outstanding representatives of the community who can complete their VCE years with the Foundation’s support. He hopes that students in Year 10 will seize the opportunity to study in 2017 with an aspiration to apply for the 2018 intake.

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