500 participants supported Since creating and establishing programs in 2012 (to complement Scholarships), MSRF has supported more than 500 participants across mentoring, leadership development and training. Some of these participants have been involved over multiple years, and some remain active with the organisation as alumni.
What's happened this year?
Young Rural Leaders Program65 participants and coaches
ScholarshipsSupporting 4 new scholars and 11 ongoing university scholars
Mentoring Program37 pairs - transition and career mentors
Rural Chances7 scholarships awarded in 2017 - first time ever
Dream Seeds7 schools255 students26 'Dream Seeder' coaches
AlumniThe first formal MSRF Alumni Committee was elected
Between 2011 – 2017
Young Rural Leaders Program276 participants88 alumni trained as coaches
Alumni Alumni members have created the Young Rural Leaders Program and the Dream Seeds program
Scholarships28 Tertiary Scholarships Awarded from 2011-2017 totalling $1.26 million
MentoringMore than 200 mentoring pairs (over 400 total participants)
Volunteer SupportMore than 180 volunteers have supported the organisation, with currently 70 volunteers in any year
Donor SupportPrivate donors have supported the growth of scholarships (2014-2017), representing a contribution of $910,900