“I realised just what a commitment it was to send children to University and wanted to do something to help. This year, five new students join the current 11 students from previous years. We are looking to help their children achieve their dreams and hopefully find a career where they can offer future companies the same passion and commitment their parents have given to our Company.”
It is impressive their parents have worked for our Company for a combined service of over 160 years and are employed in diverse jobs from skipper, stores and coach captains, with some of the children not even born when their parent started working for Quicksilver and Great Adventures. Three of the parents now represent 7 children in the scholarship program.
Each student is initially presented with $1,000. If they achieve a credit average over a semester then they will receive an additional $1,000. Additional bonuses are also paid if the students receive higher grades for individual subjects.
Edwina Kramer, wife of a 25 year Quicksilver Skipper said “As parents of three successful scholarship recipients, I can say that Shin Watari’s vision to offer the Quicksilver scholarship program has definitely made a difference and created an excellent incentive and opportunities for our children. It really helps to give a kick-start for all the costs involved such as books and accommodation fees. The distinction money is an especially brilliant way to give incentive to achieve highly and they have benefited greatly from this so far and we are truly grateful. It is also a wonderful acknowledgement of my husband’s commitment to Quicksilver”.
Tony Baker, Managing Director, Quicksilver Group said, “This has been a wonderful initiative by Shin Watari, who believes that providing children with the opportunity of higher education is very important. Today, education can open up many opportunities and the young adults who are part of our program are studying diverse degrees from Medicine and Nursing, Education, Science and Media.
Pictured Left to Right: Emily Kramer, Max Selwyn, Britta Winton and Tony Baker the Managing Director of Quicksilver Group.