Bankstown Sports has again supported the Academic and Sporting Scholarship program at Bankstown Girls High School, through the ClubGRANTS scheme. The program allows four students in years 7, 9 and 11 an opportunity to learn and fulfil their academic and sporting potential.
The club has been supporting this program since 2006, and over the 10 years it has provided over $140,000 in funding. The scholarships support students who are experiencing financial hardship, but who have academic and/or sporting potential which could be advanced with some financial assistance.
Bankstown Girls High School principal Mark Leary says the school is extremely grateful to the club for its support.
“These scholarships are an important part of providing equity for some of our girls. Many of the girls have very complex family situations and the financial hardship aspect of the scholarship guidelines ensure that the scholarships go to girls who are in need of financial support”.
“The girls who receive the scholarships use them to enhance their potential to achieve academically. They relieve a lot of stress from the girls and their families by helping them purchase equipment to help them with their learning. Every girl who earns a scholarship uses the money wisely to enhance their education and take advantage of a number of opportunities”.