The Real Futures Foundation supports more than just school programs. As example is the Soldiers Point Marina Scholarship which is now in its second year with selections made by a Real Futures panel.
The scholarships are open to young people from the wider Port Stephens community to help them go on to TAFE, university or take on apprenticeships or other training. Awards were made last year for the first time with four recipients receiving $750 each to help cover education expenses.
The recipients were
- Connor Jacobs, Tomaree High – Diploma of Surveying at Hunter TAFE
- Jordan Halprin, Tomaree High – Bachelor of Teaching (Mathematics)
- Alannah Newell, Irrawang High – Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Associate Degree in Policing
- Molly Rose Schwager, Irrawang High, Bachelor of Science (Biology)
The scholarships will be awarded again this year with applications closing on June 30 with Soldiers Point Marina.
Quote from Jordan: “I would like to thank you for the opportunity and recognition of my efforts in pursuing my chosen career at University of Newcastle……I look forward to sharing my knowledge with future young adults & hope to encourage and inspire them to pursue their own career choice”.