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Canberra Refugee Support (CRS)

Posted on 7 July 2021

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Canberra Refugee Support Inc.

A scholarship recipient, Tenzin who came to Canberra as a refugee in 2020. Immediately enrolled himself at Reid CIT where he is now completing a Certificate III in Barbering. Reid CIT nominated Tenzin for a scholarship based on his dedication to classes and explained that he actively seeks to assist and encourage other students.

CHIEF MINISTER’S CHARITABLE FUND GRANT – $10,000

Canberra Refugee Support (CRS) used its recent grant award to significantly boost the funds available for its annual Refugee Scholarship Program.

The purpose of the scholarships is to acknowledge and provide recognition of meritorious performance and to encourage and support outstanding refugee students each year. The Scholarships were awarded during the United Nations World Refugee Week. This year 49 refugee students studying at primary, secondary, and post-secondary institutions in Canberra were awarded scholarships.

Each scholarship recipient received a cash grant and an award certificate to mark this momentous occasion.

Through this program, CRS acknowledges, each recipient by, issuing a letter stating: “we welcome you to the Canberra region, we acknowledge what you have achieved so far, and we look forward to what you will contribute to your family and to your community in the future”.

A scholarship recipient, Tenzin K. who came to Canberra as a refugee in 2020. Immediately enrolled himself at Reid CIT where he is now completing a Certificate III in Barbering. Reid CIT nominated Tenzin for a scholarship based on his dedication to classes and explained that he actively seeks to assist and encourage other students.

To pay for his course which is estimated to cost $8000, Tenzin works part-time. Tenzin said, “The scholarship will really help me with the course fees. I expect to complete the CIT course within a year, and then I hope to eventually progress to running my own salon”.