Nambucca Heads High School Year 9 student Jemma Wilson has been awarded with a two-year Harding Miller Education Foundation academic scholarship.
Over 400 public high school students applied for the scholarships and Jemma was selected as one of the 139 winners for 2020.
"I was excited and very happy to have received the scholarship and all the tools that come with it. Having my own laptop has been awesome, especially through the COVID home schooling period," Jemma said.
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. Scholarship recipients receive 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.
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 of support.
The four years of scholarship support is valued at over $20,000.
Cara Varian, Executive Director at The Harding Miller Education Foundation says Jemma was very deserving of the scholarship.
"We are so pleased to announce Jemma 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," she said.
"Jemma is well deserving of 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.
"We encourage any other local young girls who may need support to consider applying for a Harding Miller Education Foundation scholarship this year."
Since its launch in 2015 the Harding Miller Education Foundation has supported 470 scholarship recipients. Applications for 2021 scholarships are open now until September 23.