The future is bright; resilience pays off for aspiring teacher

20 Jun 2022

CUC Bass Coast student Patrisha Tayler has always dreamed of being a teacher.

“I had every intention of being a teacher when I left high school, but I was told I should think about doing something else, so I went and became a chef.”

Patrisha went on to have a family and is a proud mum of three daughters; she is very passionate about being a positive role model.

“I decided that I would return to what I was passionate about and follow my dreams to become a teacher, but most importantly, it will also hopefully show my girls not to give up and to keep following their dreams”.

Despite an extremely challenging financial situation, CUC Bass Coast student Patrisha refused to let anything stop her from graduating with a Bachelor of Education Studies from Victoria University at the end of 2021.

Fuelled by a desire to pursue a career as a Home Economics Teacher, this semester, Patrisha has enrolled in a Master of Teaching Secondary.

Well done, Patrisha

Patrisha has been rewarded for her resilience and academic dedication by being announced as the 2022 recipient of the Woman Graduate Victoria E.D. Daniel Education – Masters Scholarship. Graduate Women Victoria offers an annual program of scholarships and bursaries for women students in Victoria’s universities. The organisation has been awarding scholarships to Victorian women since 1931. Patrisha was formally presented her scholarship at an awards ceremony via Zoom on Saturday, June 18, 2022. The ceremony allowed her to share her success with her family and support network and acknowledge the scholarship donor.

Receiving this generous scholarship will reduce financial obstacles and allow Patrisha to focus on her studies and realise her academic goals.

“We are extremely excited for Patrisha and are thrilled to be supporting such an inspiring student and are proud to be accompanying her on her learning journey,” CUC Bass Coast Centre Manager Andrea Evans-McCall

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