This year Gunlake has sponsored The Goulburn and District Education Foundation with $15,000 towards five major grants.

Gunlake was recently featured in the Goulburn Post article titled “17 of our best and brightest scholars” You can read an excerpt from the article below.

SEVENTEEN local scholars have been given a morale and monetary boost by the Goulburn and District Education Foundation. The young achievers were officially presented with their scholarships last Friday at the office of Boyce Chartered Accountants.

The Foundation is one of a collective of 43 fundraising committees nationally: the Country Education Foundation of Australia. The local Foundation has contributed $230,000 to the higher education costs of 212 local students over 13 years, Mr Milson said.

Applicants must be aged 16 to 21, and demonstrate goal-orientation, high levels of self-motivation, and some financial need. The scholarships, endowed as financial bursaries to school-leavers, can be for tertiary, TAFE or employment-related education.

Ed O’Neill of Gunlake Quarry said the company had been interested to promote education in the local district for several years.

“Helping local kids get the opportunity to get the education they need is a great initiative,” Mr O’Neill said.

“The best thing we can give the next generation is, without a doubt, a good education, and people in the city get a little easier access to that than those out here in the country districts.”

Education leads to employment, he said, and that “creates the kind of community we all love”.

You can read the full article here

More information about The Goulburn & District Education Foundation
The Goulburn & District Education Foundation was established to provide much needed financial assistance and support to local youth to help them achieve their post high school education, training and vocation aspirations. We recognise that the cost of rural students pursuing their post high school goals is often much greater than those of their metropolitan counterparts and that sometimes these costs can be prohibitive.

With this in mind, the Goulburn & District Education Foundation fundraises throughout the year and accepts donations from local residents and businesses in order to provide financial grants to students who need an extra helping hand. The funds come directly from your local community – none of it is government funded – celebrating the aspirations of local youth and working to help them achieve these aspirations. It’s our way of saying “we believe in you and want to support your goals”.

The Goulburn & District Education Foundation support a diverse range of education and career pursuits including apprenticeships, traineeships, cadetships, degrees, diplomas and certificate level studies or entry careers. We do not provide cash grants directly to the recipients – the local foundation reimburses the student for a pre-agreed expense or pays the goods and services providers directly.

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