Tertiary study student support

November 1, 2022 BY

Stand Like Stone Foundation hands out thirty scholarships

With the region’s students now back to school and university, the team at Stand Like Stone is delighted to announce that 30 scholarships totaling $75,000 have been offered to students right across the Limestone Coast.

Stand LIke Stone Foundation CEO Roger Babolka said these scholarships would be supporting local students to complete secondary schooling, commence school-based apprenticeships and undertake tertiary education both locally and in Adelaide.

“Thanks to the ongoing generosity of our donors, we’re thrilled to be able to continue supporting local students in a variety of ways, whether it’s paying for school fees, assisting with the purchase of course equipment, through to assisting with general living expenses or accommodation costs for students studying away,” Mr Babolka said.

One of this year’s successful recipients is former Mount Gambier High School student Sarah Dally (pictured) whose application embodied the very essence of Stand Like Stone, inspiring courage and determination whilst overcoming life’s challenges.

“Sarah has shown a great deal of determination throughout her schooling whilst also dealing with a family tragedy in recent years. Her determination to succeed in her chosen sport and community activities is an inspiration to all,” Mr Babolka said.

“The scholarship from Stand Like Stone will provide Sarah with financial support for her living and accommodation expenses whilst studying an Honours Degree in Psychology, specialising in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of South Australia in Adelaide, which will provide financial relief for her family.

“Our scholarships are all about giving local students the opportunity to thrive so that they, in turn, can make great contributions to our community in the future.”


City of Mount Gambier (12) $33,700

District Council of Grant (4) $6600

Wattle Range Council (5) $28,800

Naracoorte Lucindale Council (4) $3000

Tatiara District Council (3) $1800

Kingston SE District Council (2) $1100