The 2019 Scholarship was our most competitive yet, with more than a dozen applications being received. The results of the 2019 Fish Scholarship are in and we are delighted to announce this year’s winner as Bridget Staude of Teach Learn Grow.
As our newest Fish Scholar, Bridget has won the opportunity to complete the Fundraising Institute of Australia’s Fundraising Essentials course. Congratulations Bridget!
Teach Learn Grow aims to improve the educational outcomes and aspirations of rural and remote students in socioeconomic disadvantaged areas so that they can reach their full potential. They do this by recruiting and training volunteers to provide free tutoring and mentoring – predominantly online – to young people experiencing educational disadvantage.
Bridget has recently taken on the role of CEO after working for a number of years as a teacher in rural WA.
“As a former volunteer of the organisation, I have seen first-hand the powerful impact it can have, and as the CEO I hope to support the continued growth and sustainability of the programs,” Bridget said.
“I hope to increase my knowledge of how the Australian fundraising sector is regulated, how data should be collected, and various fundraising channels and strategies,” she said.
Fish Community Solutions’ Director, Bianca Crocker, is excited about the Fish Scholarship’s first winner from Western Australia.
“Bridget’s application showed her passion for education of young people, but also an enthusiasm to learn more herself in ways that can really help their organisation,” Ms Crocker said.