2021 Geoff McPherson Scholarship Program

Nuria Carolina CASTILLO CRS Scholarship recipient

CRS was delighted to be able to run the Geoff McPherson Scholarship Program again this year, after Covid caused the program to have to be deferred in 2020. This was the program’s 17th year, and it is an important complement to the broader goal of CRS to support refugees and asylum seekers settle in Canberra. In 2021, the program provided …

Geoff McPherson Scholarships Ceremony – June 2019

Louise Aubin UNHCR

18th June 2019 To assist with marking United Nations World Refugee Week 2019, on Tuesday 18 June 2019 CRS will award 45 scholarships to Canberra region students with a refugee/asylum-seeker background. The awardees are aged from 6 to adult, and are currently undergoing primary, secondary, or post-secondary education in the Canberra region. The scholarships are named after Mr Geoff McPherson …

Scholarships Ceremony – Tuesday 18 June 2019

CRS Scholarship 2018

To assist with marking United Nations World Refugee Week 2019, on Tuesday 18 June 2019 CRS will award 45 scholarships to Canberra region students with a refugee/asylum-seeker background. The awardees are aged from 6 to adult, and are currently undergoing primary, secondary, or post-secondary education in the Canberra region. The scholarships are named after Mr Geoff McPherson AM, founding President …

Scholarships Ceremony June 2018

45 refugees and asylum-seekers now living in Canberra have been given an education head start thanks to the generosity of the local community. Scholarships awarded during United Nations World Refugee Week by Canberra Refugee Support Inc will help primary, secondary and higher education students with the costs of their education. The scholarships provide funding assistance for compulsory fees, computers, books, …

2017 Ceremony

CRS 2017

To mark UN World Refugee Day each year, Canberra Refugee Support sponsors a refugee scholarship program to recognise and support refugees in Canberra. 2017 was the thirteenth year a public scholarship program has been delivered. This is probably the most significant event in the CRS calendar which is held in June at the Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre in Civic. The purpose …