I had a decent education and a great career as a result so I believe it's only fitting that I lend a helping hand to those who are not so fortunate. In 2017, I founded and funded the Ron Baumann Scholarship at the University of Sydney.
Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students or students experiencing hardship studying social work or social welfare and humanitarian issues, the scholarship is valued at $6000 made in two equal installments after the census date of each semester and is awarded on the basis of academic merit.
To be eligible, you must:
be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen
be enrolled or have applied for admission for a coursework degree at the University of Sydney, studying units in social work, social welfare or humanitarian issues
have at least a year of your current degree remaining
demonstrate evidence of disadvantage, or identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person as defined in the University of Sydney’s Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015.
I've commited to funding the scholarship for ten years. Will review when the time comes.