"It was a big struggle for me. I had to borrow money from my friends, and I needed to work more to cover all my living expenses," says Hanh.
Working 15-20 hours a week as a barista helped alleviate the strain, but during her six-week placement at an early leaning centre, Hanh had to drop her working hours to just a seven-hour shift. It was at this point Hanh found she couldn’t make ends meet and applied for a Matthew Flinders Scholarship.
“The scholarship helped me get through my most challenging time,” says Hanh. “It helped me to be worry-free about money for food.”
Through the scholarship Hanh was able to afford a month’s worth of groceries, pay her phone bill and cover her public transport costs.
“I am very thankful to those who have supported the scholarship,” says Hanh. “It might be a small amount for someone else, but for students who are struggling, it is precious and invaluable.”
You can provide urgent financial assistance to help students like Hanh by donating to the Matthew Flinders Scholarship.