The Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation (GPFF) is excited to announce we are the recipient of a grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions.
The grant will enable GPFF to offer ‘Motorola Solutions STEM University Scholarships’ to five Indigenous students across Australia who are pursuing engineering or technology degrees at university. Scholarship recipients will be graduates of GPFF’s “Follow the Dream” program and participate in the “Living the Dream” Alumni Network. A targeted engagement plan will motivate these students to stay focused on their studies and build a career in STEM industries.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to offer enhanced educational opportunities for members of our alumni who are pursuing engineering or technology degrees at university”, said Cate Sims, Chief Executive Officer of The Graham Polly Farmer Foundation. “Careers in STEM are rapidly growing and supporting students to develop the necessary skills and qualifications to enter and excel in these industries is a key focus for the Foundation”.
The Motorola Solutions Foundation awards grants each year to not-for-profit organisations around the world, which support and advance public safety programs and technology and engineering education initiatives. This year, Motorola Solutions Foundation grants will benefit more than two million students, teachers, first responders and community members around the globe and there is a specific focus on providing grants to programs that impact underrepresented populations.
“We are very pleased to support the work of The Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation,” said Monica Mueller, executive director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation. “We believe in organizations that foster innovation and drive change, and we’re proud to be part of the positive impact they are making in the community.”
About The Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation
The Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation (GPFF) is a not-for-profit organisation incorporated in 1994 that supports young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to succeed in life through enhanced educational opportunities. GPFF has a national footprint, with around 50 primary and secondary programs across Australia, supporting close to 2000 students. These include Learning Clubs, STEM Centres and Follow the Dream programs which assist students through their primary and secondary schooling. Further, the Living the Dream initiative, reaches out to our post-school Alumni.
About the Motorola Solutions Foundation
The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions, the leading provider of mission-critical communications, software and video solutions that help build safer cities and thriving communities. The Motorola Solutions Foundation makes strategic grants, forges strong community partnerships and fosters innovation by funding programs in public safety education, disaster relief, employee giving programs, and technology education. The Motorola Solutions Foundation provides over $11 million in support to over 250 charitable organizations and universities in over 30 countries annually. For more information on Motorola Solutions Corporate and Foundation giving, visit: www.motorolasolutions.com/foundation