Fundraiser to help students attend Murdoch University

June 29, 2011

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The Rockingham Education Development Group will host a black tie fundraiser event on Saturday August 6 to raise money to help students get into university.

Proceeds raised from the Dreams and Destiny Ball will go towards the Discover Your Potential Scholarship Fund which offers Rockingham students a grant of $2500 per year for a three or four year undergraduate degree. The grant can be used to meet costs of studying and other needs such as fees, books, accommodation and study materials.

The Rockingham Education Development Group established the fund in memory of Gary Holland, past Chief Executive Officer of the City of Rockingham. Mr Holland was passionate about the future of the Rockingham community and lobbied tirelessly to ensure that the Rockingham campus of Murdoch became a reality.

Mr Holland passed away in 2008 and now his family and colleagues from the Rockingham Education Development Group want to help students in the Rockingham community discover and fulfil their own dreams.

Mr Holland’s wife Barbara said the scholarships made it easier for students to realise their dreams.

“The scholarships aim to offer students the financial support needed to attain a degree as well as the opportunity to remain within their community while they study,” she said.

Students will be awarded scholarships based on academic achievements and the extent to which the scholarship would be an incentive for them to pursue their education.

“We invite all community members and businesses in Kwinana and Rockingham to attend the black tie event and show their support of our kids. It will be a fantastic night featuring fine food and wine as well as entertainment from Ross Wilson and his band. All profits from the event will go directly to the scholarship fund,” Mrs Holland said.

For details on how to book your tickets, please contact Barbara Holland at

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