Dream is a little closer

Chloe FraserSound Telegraph
Camera IconCredit: Gilmore College Follow the Dream program students. Picture: Chloe Fraser

Fourteen Gilmore College Follow the Dream program students have been awarded $3000 Chevron Aboriginal School Scholarships.

The scholarships are awarded each year to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students as they complete their secondary studies and graduate from Year 12.

Successful applicants receive funding from Chevron Australia to contribute towards their tuition, uniforms, textbook and other education costs.

All scholarship recipients are mentored and have the opportunity to visit Chevron Australia’s offices to gain exposure to the oil and gas industry.

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“In addition to the $3000 financial benefit that each of the recipients receive, the students are excited at the prospect of learning more about the oil and gas industry and what training and employment prospects they can provide each of them moving forward,” Follow the Dream co-ordinator David Smith said.

“I feel so happy and proud that their hard work and dedication is being recognised and rewarded. I also believe that the process of being awarded the Chevron Aboriginal School Scholarship will provide an incentive for other students to work harder in order to achieve their lifelong ambitions.”

The scholarship can also lead to Chevron's Aboriginal Traineeship Program or Aboriginal Cadetship Program.

Along with the nine recipients pictured, students Louanna Pickett (Year 9), Deacon Reed (Year 12), Bonnie Kickett (Year 12), Jonathan Ford (Year 12) and Denzel Thorne (Year 12) also received scholarships.

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