Making a Difference Together
The Camberwell Girls Grammar School Annual Appeal provides an important avenue to raise funds for the school’s key priorities. This year as part of the CGGS Annual Appeal, we are excited to announce the introduction of two Means-Tested Scholarships.
The Miss Dorothy Hall Scholarship and The Miss Val Dyke Scholarship will enable two students to complete Senior School (Year 7-12) at CGGS. As a member of our community, you know firsthand just how life changing this opportunity is.
Our aim is to realise both scholarships in their entirety this year. With thanks to the generosity of former student, Valerie Dyke (1962), who has pledged to double all scholarship donations (up to the value of $250,000), we believe this can be achieved.
Give the gift of education.
Camberwell Girls Grammar School is committed to providing opportunities to grow and develop the way young women learn and progress the skills needed for their future.
Please help us continue to raise funds to support our Scholarship Funds and Building Program. It is important to build and sustain donations for our Scholarship Funds. We strive to hold each fund in perpetuity – giving a gift of education to young women for a lifetime to come. By continuing to grow our Building Program CGGS is able to develop future-focused facilities for young women.
Camberwell Girls Grammar School (CGGS) has a proud history of providing Means-Tested Scholarships. These scholarships have enabled many students to attend CGGS, who would otherwise not have had the opportunity to do so.
This year we are enormously proud to introduce you to Maya Jones, a Means-Tested Scholarship recipient who graduated in 2022.
As you will learn , the opportunity afforded to Maya to attend CGGS has had a profound impact, not only on Maya’s life but also on the life of the school, through her many significant contributions.
In 2022, with the support and generosity of former student, Val Dyke (1962), the Annual Appeal was able to realise two Means-Tested Scholarships – the Miss Dorothy Hall Scholarship and the Miss Val Dyke Scholarship. This has in turn enabled two most deserving scholarship beneficiaries to commence at the school in 2023 – young women who would not normally have been able to afford a CGGS education.
As is often stated, a little goes a long way and it was wonderful to have 79 donors contribute to the Annual Appeal last year. Every donation, no matter the size, made a real difference.
Our aim this year is to build upon the success of 2022. We would like to see an increase in the number of donors from our community, enabling us to realise a third Means-Tested Scholarship, to be offered in 2024.
Together we can make a difference by supporting students such as Maya to join our wonderful school. We can instil a love of learning and nurture within them a global mindset, dedicated to the creation of a more just and sustainable future.
If you prefer to donate to the Building Fund or Indigenous Scholarship Fund, your donation will also be gratefully received.
Thank you most sincerely for your support of the Camberwell Girls Grammar School 2023 Annual Appeal.
Dr Nikita Weickhardt
Chair of Council
Mrs Debbie Dunwoody
Maya commenced in Year 7 at Camberwell Girls Grammar School (CGGS) in 2017, on a Means-Tested Scholarship. She knew then that she had been provided with an opportunity to undertake a diverse range of co-curricular opportunities, be academically challenged and to grow as a person.
“As I commence my first year of university, I continue to reflect on the opportunities that my scholarship provided. Attending CGGS, a school I would not have attended without my scholarship, gave me the skills to navigate secondary school. The calibre of teaching and the support of my teachers enabled me to reach my academic goals and, my health and wellbeing was always tended to. I have now commenced my Bachelor of Laws (Honours) & Arts Degree at Monash University. The opportunities at CGGS have enabled me to be where I am today and will continue to impact my future.”
During her six years at secondary school, Maya was an exemplary student – excelling in her academic studies and making a broad and significant contribution to the wider life of the school.
In 2021, Maya was Lawrence House Drama Captain. The following year, Maya was appointed the inaugural School Ambassador. A significant role in the Student Leadership Team, Maya represented CGGS at many key events.
During her journey at CGGS Maya was the recipient of the prestigious Double House Colours, which was a testament to her extraordinary contribution to House events. As a result of her contributions to the Co-Curricular Program, Maya also obtained Full Colours in Drama and Service and was a worthy recipient of a Citizenship Award in Year 12.
“This scholarship has truly changed my life. If you can support this year’s Annual Appeal, to raise funds for a Means-Tested Scholarship, I strongly encourage you to do so.”
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