Fifteen Northern Bay College students have so far been given an opportunity to change their future thanks to the Skyline Foundation.
The Skyline Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to provide intensive financial, educational, emotional and practical support to gifted and academically talented students. They are students whose potential to realise their educational and career goals is compromised by circumstances – socially or financially – that are outside their control.
The Foundation included Geelong in its program in 2017, when five Northern Bay College students won scholarship. Five more student have won places each year since.
The support is over three years and the members join a large group of graduates who are ‘Skyliners’ for life and can access networking, friendships and peer support. An event was held recently to thank the Geelong donors and congratulate the 2017 entry graduates.
Northern Bay College students Roghayeh Sadeghi, William Campbell and Nazdana Husseini talked to the guests about their gratitude for having had these opportunities as a result of partnership between their family, school, Skyline and donors.
The Skyline Program is funded by corporate and private donations, local businesses and foundations including Deakin University, Geelong Community Foundation, Southern Dental Specialists, Boomaroo Wholesale Nurseries, the Anthony Costa Foundation, Linfox Avalon Airport, and the Makybe Stud.