The Podmore Foundation’s Board was pleased to announce it had decided sponsored an international art tour for Isabella, a Year 10 student at Canberra Girls Grammar School. The Europe Art and Textiles Tour provides CGGS students with exposure to famous artworks and artwork techniques at a range of locations in Singapore and Italy.
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14 year old Sarah–Cait, from Moree NSW, received the Yalari scholarship when she was 12 years old. As a result, she was introduced to the Podmore Foundation through Podmore’s President Bob Breen. During the last two years of study at Canberra Girls Grammar School (CGGS) with mentoring and support from the Podmore Foundation, Sarah-Cait’s confidence, academic work and most of all her running skills have all improved greatly.
Growing up in a small town in Moree, NSW where there is little opportunity for higher education, 14 year old Isabella has just spent two weeks in one of the fastest growing technology countries in the world – Japan – funded by The Podmore Foundation and benefactors.
The Podmore Foundation’s Board proudly announced seven Canberra-based scholarships at the annual Scholarship Presentation Lunch, which was held at the Royal Canberra Golf Club on Sunday 15 March 2015. Scholarships were presented by Professor Mick Dodson, and the special guest speaker was Kyol Blakeney, Podmore’s inaugural scholarship recipient and graduate.
In 2010, Larissa from Mackay, Far North Queensland, was the first Indigenous girl to enroll as a boarder at Canberra Girls Grammar School (CGGS).
“Where we are, and where we are going.”
There was a scholarship certificate presentation lunch held for Sydney-based scholarship recipients.
The Podmore Foundation was pleased to welcome a number of volunteer mentors to the 2013 Scholarship Presentation Lunch.
It is hard for anyone to reach their potential without a good education, as well as opportunities for personal development and to follow their dreams.
Kyol, from Werris Creek, NSW would not have received a secondary education that connected his talents and determination without a scholarship to board at Scots College, Sydney.