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Family Foundations continue their legacy of support to Broken Hill students

By April 27, 2020No Comments

Country Education Foundation of Australia (CEF) is again partnering with four generous families connected to Broken Hill, NSW to provide four three-year scholarships valued at $21,000 each. This generosity is in addition to the recipient’s of 2019 scholarships, now into their second year of study.

The four 2020 Broken Hill Scholarships are awarded to:

  • Lilly Paech – Bachelor of General Studies, Flinders University – Andrew and Paula Liveris
  • Sean Rothery – Bachelor of Business Management, International College of Management (ICMS) – Eureka Benevolent Foundation
  • Thomson Fleming – Bachelor of Commerce, Australian National University (ANU) – McLean Foundation
  • McKinley Moroney – Bachelor of Health Science, La Trobe University – Zagora Foundation

CEF CEO Juliet Petersen is thrilled to see these partnerships continue to benefit isolated, rural and regional young students (16-25) with such a meaningful contribution to their further education.

“CEF’s footprint covers the Broken Hill area, so we appreciate how difficult it can be for young students to undertake education after high school in Far West NSW. We are grateful to these families who not only see the importance of supporting young isolated students, but who believe in the work of CEF and allow us to provide these extraordinary gifts on their behalf.”

The scholarships are funded by longstanding CEF supporters the McLean Foundation (Rob and Paula McLean), Eureka Benevolent Foundation (the family Foundation of Roger Massy-Greene and Belinda Hutchinson), Andrew and Paula Liveris and the Zagora Foundation (Leigh and Sue Clifford).

After the success of last year’s scholarship program and the wonderful accomplishment of the 2019 recipients, these philanthropic families are again pleased to offer support to dedicated and talented Broken Hill students.

For more than a decade, Rob and Paula McLean have been offering university scholarships to students from Broken Hill.

“We are excited to be supporting Thomson Fleming, whose life and aspirations draw such close parallels to Rob’s own life. From playing Aussie Rules at school to his interest in commerce, we are also proud to see the ongoing students continue to thrive and excel at university. It is testament to the resilience and talent of these young people,” said Paula McLean.

“My first job after leaving university was as an engineer at the New Broken Hill Consolidated mine. Later, my employment at the NBHC mine was the basis of a scholarship from Rio Tinto to study at Harvard, so my years in Broken Hill provided a powerful understanding of the value of a university education. My daughters Ella and Sophie were born in Broken Hill, so as a family we are glad to be giving back to the city,” said Roger Massy-Greene.