The University of Wollongong (UOW), in partnership with SDCC, has launched a scholarship to support local students with their education while they pursue their cricketing goals. Each year an exceptional UOW student will benefit from the $2,500 scholarship in the form of fee reduction from their total course fees.
We are pleased to announce Tom Pinson, who recently enrolled into a Masters of Professional Accounting is the recipient of this year’s inaugural scholarship.
“I have been playing cricket for over 20 years and have a close association with SDCC since 2012,” Tom said. “It’s a fantastic partnership, and the scholarship will give me a little bit of breathing room to balance my studies and focus on what I am really passionate about.
SDCC President Mat Duff said the partnership between UOW and SDCC will enhance opportunities for students in the local community and help them fulfil their potential and be leaders within SDCC and the broader community.
“We are delighted to enter into a partnership with UOW, one of the leading universities in Australia and one of the top 200 world ranked universities” Mat said. “UOW plays a significant role in the education and development of young people from the Sutherland Shire, Illawarra and beyond. The partnership will provide opportunities for our players to concentrate on their university and cricket endeavours with the support of the UOW program.”
UOW Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Alex Frino said the partnership aims to support local students who are passionate about their academic and career goals. “We are thrilled to partner with SDCC and looking forward to continuing our support of students in their educational journey while they are focusing on building their cricketing career,” Professor Frino said. “Tom is an inspiration for many students and is on his way to becoming a successful leader and an outstanding professional.”
We congratulate Tom on receiving this scholarship and we look forward to seeing this partnership with UOW create more opportunities for our players into the future.