J T Scholarships And Grants

Jennie Thomas AM has been helping to make dreams come true for students of the University of Newcastle since 2003. Her scholarships and grants cover five areas of study:

This website celebrates all of the Jennie Thomas Family of Scholars. The section on Art Scholars is complete at time of launch: 29th May 2013. Other sections will be completed as each group of scholars is consulted about the way they wish to present their work. For now, all current and past scholars are named in their relevant sections.

It is planned that this will be a developing web site, adding new scholars each year and adding information about them and their achievements.

It is hoped that this web site will encourage other students with dreams and goals to apply for Scholarships and Grants through either the University of Newcastle Scholarships program or through HMRI, whichever is appropriate.

Jennie also invites alumni of the UoN, members of the public and businesses to become donors and join her in the joy and satisfaction of providing much needed Scholarships and Grants through the University of Newcastle Foundation and /or through Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI).


Jennie Thomas enjoys time with Fine Arts Scholar, Nerida 
Ackland.


Sharon Boundy, Liesl Schemen and Barbara Brodhurst Hill 
enjoy some special time with Jennie.

Jennie’s Philosophy of Giving

The word used most often to describe a donor of Scholarships and Grants to a University is ‘philanthropist’ - a word that originally meant ‘lover of humanity’. Unfortunately, the modern connotation of this word is often ‘one who gives money to some cause’. I prefer the original meaning, one that involves the giving of time, talent and treasure, in various ways and measures, to promote the welfare of others. In doing so, the act of philanthropy enhances and nourishes both the beneficiaries and the benefactors. This, I know, is true.

It is with this in mind, that my own philosophy is to give, while I can, with a warm hand and a warm heart and added hugs of encouragement, love and mentoring. I embrace all of my JT scholars as part of my extended family and I enjoy seeing the seeds of each gift come to fruition, bloom and go on to provide further fruits for the future. It has been, and continues to be, a joyous journey.

I invite others to experience with me the joy of ‘givology’, a newly coined word that I read recently, which means ‘loving to give’. And to that, I add ‘giving to learn’. For by giving a helping hand to those following their dreams and goals in education, we give a gift not only to that person but to our own community and to the wider, global society for the future.

- Jennie Thomas AM

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