The work of MSN in offering support and financial assistance to disadvantaged young students in the Hunter Region cannot be achieved without the encouragement of many sponsors.
MSN offered its first educational scholarship in 2008 and the list of sponsors has continued to grow each year.
Chair of MSN, Judy Hart, said the 2024 Educational Scholarship Program had attracted a number of new sponsors, such as Matana Foundation for Young People, Newcastle Men’s Shed, the West Group and the Yulgilbar Foundation.
“The 2024 program will be the 17th consecutive year that Beresfield Bowling Club and Hexham Bowling Club have been sponsors – a truly exceptional record for two clubs that help their communities,” said Judy.
“Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group and The Mutual Bank have renewed their sponsorship, as did Collective Heart and the University of Newcastle Rugby Union Club for the Bernie Curran Memorial scholarship (in memory of our former Patron and a stalwart of Uni rugby).
“We also welcome back Toronto District Workers Club after being a sponsor a few years ago.
“It’s encouraging for all the volunteers at MSN to see such great and widespread support and knowing these sponsors are investing in the future education of young people.
Among MSN’s major scholarship sponsors for 2024 are:
- ClubGRANTS NSW (Beresfield Bowling Club, East Maitland Bowling Club, Hexham Bowling Club, Toronto District Workers Club, The Wests Group)
- Collective Heart
- Hunter Valley Training Company
- Knitters Guild of NSW Inc (Newcastle Branch)
- Lindisfarne Trust
- Matana Foundation for Young People
- Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group (Community Support Program)
- Newcastle Men’s Shed
- The Mutual Bank
- University of Newcastle Rugby Union Club (Bernie Curran Scholarship)
- Yulgilbar Foundation
The 47 scholarships being provided in MSN’s 2024 program takes the total number to nearly 490 since the first scholarships were offered in 2008, the overall value being about $850,000.