Scholarship’s a stepping-stone to realising dream

FORMER Sefton High School student Jessie Huynh can look forward to having her tuition fees and university accommodation covered for the next four years after receiving a Trevor Gerber SYD100 scholarship.

A first-year BA commerce and aviation management student, 18, at UNSW, Jessie’s fascination with airports started at a young age with weekly trips to Mascot to watch planes take off and land where she dreamt of being part of the world of aviation.
She says the scholarship means the world to her as it’s a huge stepping-stone to realising her dream of becoming a part of Australia’s growing aviation industry.
“I’ve really enjoyed learning about all the facets of air transport and what goes on behind-the-scenes at airports, an area that I certainly hope to specialise in,” she said.
“I believe there is unlimited potential for people from different backgrounds to make a positive impact on the aviation industry and I can’t wait to get started.”
The scholarship is aimed at supporting under-represented groups in the aviation industry and will see one full scholarship awarded every year for the next 100 years.
The scholarship was named the Trevor Gerber SYD100 scholarship in 2021 to honour the contribution of Sydney Airport’s former chairman, Trevor Gerber, who served on the board of the airport from 2002 to 2021.