2018 Collegian Grant Recipients Announced

The Toorak Collegians Grants Program introduced in 2016, offers support to past students of the school undertaking projects in the field of Arts, Sports, Science, Community or Charity. The initiative aims to encourage and foster entrepreneurship, innovation and creative endeavour. The Collegians Committee are delighted to announce that in the recent February round, two successful applicants were awarded a financial contribution of $1,000 each..

The Toorak Collegians Grants Program introduced in 2016, offers support to past students of the school undertaking projects in the field of Arts, Sports, Science, Community or Charity. The initiative aims to encourage and foster entrepreneurship, innovation and creative endeavour.

The Collegians Committee are delighted to announce that in the recent February round, two successful applicants were awarded a financial contribution of $1,000 each.

Stephanie Byrne (TC ’10) completed a Bachelor of Arts (Global) at Monash University.Steph is the Fundraising & Resource Manager at Fusion Mornington Peninsula.She has been involved in extensive volunteer work, implementing many successful fundraising events and social awareness campaigns and in 2017 was awarded Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Young Citizen of the Year.

Steph is part of leading and developing ‘Pilgrimage To Uluru’.Organised by Fusion, this trip provides an opportunity for at risk and other young people to come together for a life enriching experience.Participants travel by bus for 10 days and spend time in Aboriginal Communities learning about Australian history and in turn more about themselves, and how they can help make positive changes for a brighter future within society and to their own lives.

Sarah Ben-M’rad (TC’ 14) completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting) at Victorian College of the Arts.As a Toorak College Year 11 student, Sarah made a short film that was a finalist in the Peninsula Short Film Festival.Since leaving school, she has worked on many projects within the Film and Television industry in the areas of production, research, script editing and directing.

Sarah has created a half hour comedy series named ‘Please Return To the Information Desk’ that has attracted attention from Kath & Kim Producer Stephen Luby.To be able to take her show to the networks, Sarah has been advised to produce a 2-3 minute trailer to showcase the series.The Collegians funding will greatly help Sarah with this project and she has offered to provide advice to current Toorak College Media students and experience on set.

For further information on the Collegians Grants Program, please contact Penny Bowman, Toorak College Alumni Relations Manager on 9788 7208 or collegians@toorakc.vic.edu.au