Foundation Grants & Internships

Foundation Grants & Internships

St Hilda’s Foundation Grants & Internships

The St Hilda’s Foundation presents three Grants and Internships to Students entering Year 11, in partnership with News Corp, the Gold Coast Suns, and Triple Eight Race Engineering.

 

Newscorp Australia | Journalism

The Rebecca Wilson News Corp Grant is proudly presented by the St Hilda’s Foundation each year to a current Year 11 student at St Hilda’s School with advanced skills in communications and an interest in journalism.

The St Hilda’s Foundation launched the Rebecca Wilson Grant at its 2017 Business Luncheon, in partnership with News Corp. This award presents the recipient with the opportunity to complete a 2-week internship at News Corp, with 1 week during Year 11 and the second week during Year 12.

This award presents the recipient with the opportunity to gain valuable experience in journalism, news media and reporting, and will assist with the student’s relationship and/or application with News Corp after their graduation.

The Grant includes financial support over two years to assist the successful student’s journalistic endeavours with News Corp.

Rebecca Wilson (pictured below, 1961-2016) was a renowned sports columnist, broadcaster, trailblazer in Journalism and St Hilda’s alumna.

The Gold Coast Suns | Sports & Event Management

The Gold Coast Suns Game Day Grant is proudly presented by the St Hilda’s Foundation each year to a current Year 11 student at St Hilda’s School with an interest in Sports Management, Event Management or Communications.

The rise of the AFL Women’s (AFLW) has provided a unique opportunity to align with our local AFL Club, and share the desire to further opportunities for Women in Sport.

Since their inception in 2009, the Suns club and players have committed to more than 45,000 community volunteering hours with a strong focus on key social projects tackling domestic violence, youth homelessness and regional needs. The Suns have worked hard to promote the growth of AFL in Queensland, with participation in junior football, the women’s game and Auskick programs up 82% overall.

This, combined with the development of Metricon Stadium and an average contribution to the local economy of some $38 million per year, means the the Suns are not only part of the future of Australian football but also an integral part of the Gold Coast’s story.

This award presents the recipient with the opportunity to complete an internship with the Gold Coast Suns at the Austworld Centre and Metricon Stadium in the lead up to a Gold Coast Suns home game, for one week during their Year 11 and Year 12 school holidays.

The Grant includes financial support over two years to assist the successful student’s endeavours with Gold Coast Suns.

Triple Eight Race Engineering | Mechanical Engineering

The Triple Eight Race Engineering Grant is proudly presented by the St Hilda’s Foundation to a current Year 11 student at St Hilda’s School with an interest in Mechanical Engineering.

Triple Eight Race Engineering is the most successful motor racing team in Australian history. An engineering business with motor racing in its DNA, Triple Eight is the most celebrated team in the Australian Supercars Championship and also competes successfully in a range of other motorsport categories.

Engaging women in this area of profession is a shared vision for both St Hilda’s and Triple Eight Race Engineering.

This award presents the recipient with the opportunity to complete a two-week internship with Triple Eight Race Engineering at their factory in Banyo near Brisbane Airport, where the team designs, manufactures and builds race cars that reach speed of up to 300km/h on circuits around Australia and New Zealand.

This opportunity will give girls a thrilling insight to engineering, using motorsport as a tool to give first-hand, valuable experience of every area of high-precision engineering. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to be involved in every area of the engineering, design and manufacturing process as the team prepares to do battle on the race track in the midst of the Supercars Championship season.

The Grant includes financial support over two years to assist the successful student’s endeavours with Triple Eight Race Engineering.

 

For more information or to apply, contact Kathryn Cheesley:
+61 7 5577 7297
connect@sthildasfoundation.org.au

   

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