Newcastle: Meg Purser Scholarship

A passion to make a positive impact in the community has seen second year communications student Courtney Yeandle named as the inaugural recipient of the Meg Purser Scholarship.
The $5,000 scholarship was initiated by City of Newcastle in memory of one of Newcastle’s most prominent and community-focused communications businesswomen, Meg Purser, following her passing in January 2021.
Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said City of Newcastle is pleased to see the scholarship awarded to a recipient who embodies the community spirit that was shown by the late Meg Purser.
“This scholarship will go a long way to supporting the talent and drive shown in Courtney, who is studying communications with the aim of supporting the media’s power to impact audiences and inspire action and improvement towards positive change,” Cr Nelmes said.