1. Lions Bursary (rotated through 6 Bundaberg high schools)
LIONS CLUB of BUNDABERG BURSARY
In 1993 the Lions Club of Bundaberg received a legacy from the Estate of John Francis Novakoski of Bundaberg. A short time later the Club was approached by the Farmers Federation to return to the Bundaberg community monies that had been collected in this area for a “fighting fund”, and was no longer needed. With the blessing of the trustees, both monies were pooled to form the basis of the “Lions Club of Bundaberg Bursary”. A donation by Hon. Lions Lady Alma Ing in 1999 was added to the principal, allowing the interest to be presented as the bursary. Bundaberg Lions Club also adds to the principle from time to time. In recent years interest rates have not been high so we do subsidies the Bursary. We have managed to set the Bursary at $500 for the last few years.
This bursary is presented annually, on rotation through six secondary schools in Bundaberg. The relevant school principal chooses the recipient.
The selection criteria for the bursary winner requires the recipient
- to have good scholastic results;
- not be the recipient of any other school award or bursary;
- to be involved in school activities outside the classroom;
- to participate in other community activities; and
- to be proceeding on to tertiary studies.
Bursary winners are set out in the following table.
YEAR RECIPIENT SCHOOL
2024 Shalom College
2023 Jordan Evans Bundaberg North S.H.S
2022 Isabella Kerr Kepnock S.H.S
2021 Breeanna Pegg Bundaberg S.H.S
2020 Ainsleigh Morgan Bundaberg Christian College
2019 Annebelle Sandker-van Grunsven St Lukes College
2018 Olivia O’Beirne Shalom College
2017 Miranda Steel Bundaberg North S.H.S
2016 Brooke Roberts Kepnock S.H.S
2015 Lachlan Russell Bundaberg S.H.S
2014 Elizabeth Williams Bundaberg Christian College
2013 Madeleine Sherry St Lukes College
2012 Alice Galea Shalom College
2011 Jemma Heap Bundaberg North S.H.S.
2010 Jessica Dickie Kepnock S.H.S
2009 Brooke Phillips Bundaberg S.H.S.
2008 Marissa Willett St Lukes College
2007 Nicole May Shalom College
2006 Kelly Taylor Bundaberg North S.H.S.
2005 Giau Nguyen Kepnock S.H.S
2004 Danielle Thompson Bundaberg S.H.S.
2002 Melinda Grills St Lukes College
2001 Emma-Lee Whyte Shalom College
2000 Peter Delley Bundaberg North S.H.S.
1999 Karen Wherritt Kepnock S.H.S.
1998 Elizabeth Grayson Bundaberg S.H.S.
1997 Kathryn McDonald St Lukes College
1996 Fiona Ridge Shalom College
1995 Anne Galletly and Sherrin Lovell Bundaberg North S.H.S.
1994 Philip Biedermann Kepnock S.H.S.
1993 Megan Burke Bundaberg S.H.S.
2. Lion Graham Plath Memorial Bursary (Bundaberg State High School)
This Bursary has been provided by the family of one of our charter members, Graham Plath in memorial of his Lions service. Lions support the bursary but do not administrate it.
2022-2023 Daniel Anderson