Applications for this year’s SGLBA Scholarship are now open.

SGLBA offers several annual scholarships of $1500 each to gay and lesbian students studying business or commerce to assist with fees and expenses relating to their course.

May 2009 recipient Matthew Davis said the funding allowed him to pay off final semester courses and to save for a career move to North America.

“This was an extremely exciting moment for me. Since then, my career and life have been full throttle with many more memorable moments,” he said.

Davis finished university and, armed with experience managing events with Merivale’s city venues Ivy and Establishment, headed to Canada where he worked towards a a career in the PR and events industry.

“I am forever grateful for the opportunity which the SGLBA scholarship and the association has provided me with,” he said.

SGLBA president Paul Lee-Maynard said the scholarships were made possible thanks to the support of members and the community.

“We’re committed to helping gay and lesbian students get the best possible start in business,” he said.

info: Find application details at www.sglba.com.au or email scholarships@sglba.com.au. Applications close March 31, 2011.

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