Woden Rotary presents this Bursary, in memory of former member Bob Harvie, with a value of $1,500 to a deserving and less-fortunate student from Melrose High School who is going to continue their education at Canberra College for their use on out-of-pocket college expenses while a student at Canberra College (over one or two years). It is designed to assist the student to achieve their potential where the money is likely to make a significant difference. Academic and other achievements, leadership qualities and career choices are to be considered, but they are not priority criteria. The bursary can be spent on College related expenses for academic, education and vocational training, sport and other college activities and can include books and stationery, excursions, technological equipment that assists in multiple learning areas (e.g. tablet, internet connection/dongle), computer applications to assist in specialist learning areas (e.g. CAD), and extension/vocational learning areas (e.g. external lessons, safety equipment, sporting equipment) and similar things.
Woden Rotary presents two awards to year 12 Canberra College students at the College annual speech night:
The Rotary Club of Woden Stuart Garnsey Award to a student who has given exceptional for service to the College community and achieved academically beyond expectations – more on Stuart Garnsey and the award
The Rotary Club of Woden Arthur Holder Award to a student who has demonstrated obvious personal development during their time at the College and who has made a major contribution to College life in the areas of citizenship, leadership and sporting achievement - more on Arthur Holder and the award
Each award is $300 (for the purchase of books) and a certificate
The College teaching staff selects the awardees
|Stuart Garnsey Award||Arthur Holder Award||Robert Harvie Memorial Bursary|
|2016||Matilda Dowse||Lillian Rowlands|| Ndubuisi Obinna
|2011||Alistair Smith||Kate Sivonen|
|2010||Stevie-Lea Pedemont||Maria Shilova|
|2009||Elaine Li||Kate Pettigrove|
|2008||Emily Rushton||Sam Maxted|
|2007||Lachlan Caunt||Andrew Szabo|
|2006||Eliza Hopkins||Danielle Sweeney|
|2005||Melinda Noble||Korri Chaivannacoopt|
|2004||Alix-Maree Kuzma||John Milton|
|2003||Melanee Hynsen||Rehetta Wiseman|
|1994|| Trish Keeley
| Felicity Hopkinson
|1986|| Juan Varila
| Gordon Moss
|† Unfortunately our records are incomplete. If you know who received the award where we have no details, please contact us and advise.|
As the government schools and challeges in the Woden Valley have changed (see history), the award has been give to students at different schools and colleges
Stuart Garnsey Award:
Arthur Holder Award:
Woden Rotary has always given its secondary student awards to students at government high schools or secondary colleges in the Woden Valley. Over the years, the recipient school or college has changed as the schools and colleges changed name and location.
Deakin High School in Deakin, commenced in 1966 and amalgamation with the with Woden Valley High School to form the Alfred Deakin High School in 1989
Woden Valley High School in Mawson, commenced in 1968 and amalgamation with the with Deakin High School to form the Alfred Deakin High School in 1989
Alfred Deakin High School is an ACT government secondary school in Deakin in South Canberra covering years 7 to 10. Alfred Deakin was the second Australian Prime Minister.
The school commenced in 1989 with the renaming of Deakin High School in Deakin (commenced in 1966) and amalgamation with Woden Valley High School in Mawson (1968 - 1989)
Canberra College is an ACT government secondary college covering years 11 and 12. It has two campuses: Woden Campus in Phillip and Weston Campus in Stirling, in Weston Creek.
Until 1997, the Woden Campus was called Phillip College (commenced in 1976).
In 1997, Stirling College in Stirling (commenced in 1977) became the Weston Campus.