Inaugural Mark Lyons Community Management Scholarship Awarded
7 September 2011
UTS Business School awards Inaugural Mark Lyons Community Management Scholarship
This year, UTS Business School awarded the Inaugural Mark Lyons Community Management Scholarship to Deborah Tighe. Deborah is a UTS Business School Community Management student, with family origins from the Kamilaroi and Wakka Wakka people. Following the devastation of Cyclone Yasi, Deborah was forced to relocate down South whilst keeping busy as the primary carer for her three small grandchildren.
When asked to comment about the scholarship, a delighted Deborah said:
"There are so many things I can use this money for. I think the first thing will be paying some money off my laptop. It’s been tough not being in my own house so this money will make such a difference and help me complete my studies."
The Mark Lyons Community Management Scholarship was established to support students enrolled in the UTS Business School's Community Management Program, or those undertaking a faculty research degree focusing on the not-for-profit sector. The scholarship was inspired by the untimely death of Professor Mark Lyons in November 2009. Considered a world expert within the not-for-profit sector, Professor Lyons was a pioneer in driving the study of non-profit organisations in Australia.
The Mark Lyons Community Management Scholarship is supported by UTS Business School as well as donations from an array of non-profit organisations. The most recent support coming via an extremely generous donation of $15,000 from the Centre of Volunteering NSW, which will contribute to supporting future Scholarship awardees.
For further information about the Mark Lyons Community Management Scholarship click here.
To learn more about UTS Business School's other scholarship offerings click here.