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Hannah Stone Wins Bendigo Bank Scholarship

Written by: The Cowra Phoenix

IMAGE: Hannah Stone, centre, with Bendigo Bank’s Belinda Magee, right, and the Cowra Agency’s Penny Young.

Cowra High School student Hannah Stone has received a scholarship of $1000 from Bendigo Bank for her to spend on her arts studies.

Ms Stone, who is in year 11, said she will put the funds towards subject expenses, such as art materials, and to help her prepare for her HSC next year.

She said she was extremely grateful for Bendigo Bank’s support of her passion, and that she was most interested in pursuing work in abstract art.

“I like abstract art as it can be interpreted in so many different ways and it allows you to roam free,” she said.

Ms Stone was officially presented with her scholarship at the Cowra Bendigo Bank agency on Friday May 20 by Bendigo Bank Gilgandra & District Community Bank Mobile Relationship Manager Belinda Magee. The funding was provided by the Gilgandra & District Community Bank, which Cowra falls under, as part of Bendigo Bank’s 2022 Scholarship program, which is delivered through local Community Banks.

Now in its 16th year, the Program provides students with the opportunity to access a range of scholarships - up to the value of $5,000 - to help ease the financial burden associated with the transition to tertiary education.

The scholarships - primarily funded by the Bank’s Community Bank network - can be used by recipients to help finance the cost of travel, accommodation, tutoring, course materials or study equipment. These include:

For more information about Bendigo and Adelaide Bank’s Scholarship Program, please visit

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