TAFE NSW Bathurst students Sarah Booby, Kiana Ryan and Marley Pearce have been announced as the recipients of the Dean Mobbs Gallery Creative Arts, Early Childhood and Hospitality Scholarships for 2019.
The recipients were awarded their scholarships at a ceremony at TAFE NSW Bathurst this week.
Member for Bathurst, Paul Toole, praised the students for their outstanding achievements.
“The scholarships were established by local artist, Dean Mobbs, in partnership with TAFE NSW to recognise individuals who display determination and high application to their studies,” Mr Toole said.
“Dean Mobbs is a positive role model in the community and it’s wonderful to see him offering financial assistance to encourage students to succeed.
“This is just one example of the support available at TAFE NSW to help students like Sarah, Kiana and Marley to become whatever they want to be.”
Mr Mobbs said this was the second year the scholarships had been awarded and he was excited to find such deserving recipients.
“I hope that the scholarships of $500 each will give the students self-belief and motivation,” Mr Mobbs said.
Sarah, Kiana and Marley displayed a clear direction to learn new skills and achieve their goals, which aligned well with the purpose of the scholarships.
“Sarah’s studying a Certificate III in Screen and Media and is passionate about animation and creating characters. She wants to learn the skills necessary at TAFE NSW to bring these stories to life,” Mr Mobbs said.
“For Kiana, studying a TAFE NSW Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and now a Diploma was the best decision she had made. She’s now using her skills at Connect Child and Family Services while she continues her studies.
“Marley is equally as passionate and is determined to own and run her own restaurant. By studying a Certificate II in Kitchen Operations she is on her way to realising her dream.”