Shauna Donnelly from Lennox Head 2023-2029 (P/T)

Shauna was awarded a Seawind Southern Cross University Scholarship to study a Bachelor of Education at the Lismore campus.

The financial assistance that you have provided has given me the opportunity to breathe. It has eased my worries about day-to-day living expenses and my tuition cost accumulating. My children and I are able to share more quality time together due to me not having to seek employment to afford life as a student and a solo mum.

I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting other students. I thought with online learning it would be rather isolating but this term we did a group assessment over a period of 5 weeks. The students in my group were amazing. We all came from such different backgrounds but clicked into an easy-going group who supported each other really well. I am very grateful for this experience and look forward to keeping in touch with those I’ve met.

As I am only in Term 3 of my studies my goal at this stage is to learn as much as I can about everything I can. I would like to say, from the bottom of my heart I thank you for choosing me. Thank you for believing that I am someone who could quite possibly make it through this university life and change the future for my children and myself.

I appreciate everything you have offered me. Once again, thank you for your support and for believing in my potential. I am appreciative of this scholarship and look forward to making the most of it.