Students receive welcome scholarship to support their educational journeys

OVER 30 local students have received life-changing scholarships at the 2024 Proudly Public! Awards night at Sydney Town Hall earlier this month.

They are among more than 300 public school students and educators from across Australia to receive scholarships administered by the Public Education Foundation in 2024.
Award winners include: Bankstown Senior College’s Sharifa Shujaee, Halima Ebrahimi, Takla Issa Alassaf, Sakina Habibi, Wahedah Alizada, Rida Fatima, Khan Mohammad, Michael Dadoosh, Katrin Akhtiar, Moslim Khan Parsa, Jolyana Shilaimon, Faiza Mohammadi, Monera Aelesha, Rahmatullah Hussaini, Marzia Gholami, Orlina Yalda, Anmar Saka, Mojdeh Dabestanighamsari and Zainab Hassani; Beverly Hills Girls High School’s Haneen Abazid, Rahanna Hamid and Nori Yasmin; Birrong Girls High School’s Elaha Nazari and Seema Gul Askari; Bankstown Girls High School’s Mary Makdesy Elias and Rihanna Hamdoush; Chester Hill High School’s Sana Nasiri, Amina Rezaie, Salehah Walizadah and Magy Mbotwa; Picnic Point High School’s Katie Boatwright; and Bass High School’s Nadeen Mohamad and Nhi Yen Dang.
Birrong Girls High School’s Elaha Nazari said: “I am very grateful for this scholarship. This has made my educational journey much easier. This scholarship will not only alleviate my financial pressures but also continue to motivate me to work hard.”
Student Seema Gul Askari said: “After high school, I want to do a Bachelor of Nursing. This scholarship will assist me walk this education journey with more ease as it reduces my financial burden.”
Department of Education Secretary Murat Dizdar said the scholarships would be a game changer for many students.
“I am proud of our students who have won scholarships and I look forward to seeing the scholarship recipients go on to achieve outstanding educational outcomes.”