Hard-working Hope scores major scholarship

Hard work has paid off for Goondiwindi State High School Year 9 student Hope Hedges-Mobbs.

Hard work has paid off for Goondiwindi State High School Year 9 student Hope Hedges-Mobbs.

Goondiwindi State High School Year 9 student Hope Hedges-Mobbs has been awarded a two-year Harding Miller Education Foundation academic scholarship.

After its completion she will be eligible to apply for another two years of funding taking the monetary value of the assistance to more than $20,000.

"When I heard I had won the scholarship I felt happy and proud. Horses are my world so after school I would like to pursue Equine studies," Hope said.

She will receive a new laptop, high speed internet, face-to-face and online tutoring, subject and career guidance, mentoring and financial support to help cover the costs of uniforms, books and school expenses

More than 400 public high school students applied for the scholarships.

She was one of 139 winners.

The Harding Miller Education Foundation is focused on supporting hardworking and high academic achieving young women. The scholarship program provides scholarship winners with valuable tools and support to help optimise academic success and achieve their career aspirations.

The two-year scholarships are awarded to students in Year 9 and at the end of year 10 the recipients are invited to reapply for another two years.

Cara Varian, Executive Director at The Harding Miller Education Foundation says Hope was "very deserving" of the scholarship.

"We are so pleased to announce Hope as one of the scholarship recipients for 2020.

"At the Harding Miller Education Foundation, we are focused on providing talented, hardworking and high achieving young Australian women with tools, resources and support to help them reach their full potential.

"Hope deserves the two-year scholarship and we are sure it will help her achieve success in coming years and put her in a position to fulfil tertiary education and career aspirations after school," says Cara Varian, Executive Director Harding Miller Education Foundation.

"We encourage any other local young girls who may need support to consider applying for a Harding Miller Education Foundation scholarship this year," Cara said.

Since its launch in 2015 the Harding Miller Education Foundation has supported 470 scholarship recipients.

Applications for scholarships for 2021 will open from 15th July 2020 to 23rd September 2020.

To find out more information, get involved or support the Harding Miller Education Foundation please visit http://www.hardingmillereducationfoundation.org.au

About the Harding Miller Foundation

The Harding Miller Education Foundation Scholarship Program provides the tools and support to lift the educational achievements and career aspirations of girls with high academic potential who are facing hardship. The value of the four- year support is up to $20,000 and includes new laptops, high speed internet, face-to-face and online tutoring, subject and career guidance, mentoring and financial support to help cover the costs of uniforms, books and school expenses.