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 Supporting the Community:  Sarah Lloyd Scholarship Fund

Sarah Lloyd Scholarship

Supporting Female Apprentices

Sarah Lloyd Scholarship Fund

Scholarship for Female Apprentices in Non-Traditional Trades 

Female apprentices residing or working in New South Wales can now apply for a scholarship through ATEL, thanks to the Sarah Lloyd Scholarship Fund, which was set up in loving memory of Sarah Lloyd by her family.

The scholarship of $2,000 assists female apprentices in non-traditional trades with the purchase of tools and other expenses. 

Sarah Lloyd’s Story

Sarah was the middle child of Tracey and Daniel Lloyd of Mangoplah.  She had an infectious giggle, a beautiful smile and an extremely positive outlook on life.  With her love of the great outdoors and sport, there wasn’t anything she wouldn’t give a red hot go!

Sarah grew up on her family’s property just outside of Mangoplah in regional New South Wales. Her love of all things automotive came from her father, a qualified mechanic. She spent many hours learning about automotive mechanics under his wing and was determined to make it her career path.

She approached every day of her apprenticeship with great enthusiasm.  She had a hunger for knowledge and was determined to not just achieve but to excel. She would challenge herself to be better than her work peers, have a deeper knowledge and understanding of just not ‘what she was doing’ but ‘why she was doing it’.

On Saturday, 12th August 2017 Sarah was a passenger in a vehicle involved in an accident that tragically ended her life at the age of 19.

Heaven gained a little pocket rocket on that day; a red hot automotive apprentice who loved life.

Read more about Sarah and the scholarship at the Sarah Lloyd Scholarship Fund website. 

The Scholarship 

The Sarah Lloyd Scholarship Fund was founded in Sarah’s honour shortly after her passing when Melinda Mack, a family friend, decided to focus on creating something positive out of the tragedy. After suggesting her idea to a small group of people, The Sarah Lloyd Scholarship Fund was formed.

This Scholarship Fund is aimed at supporting other young women who wish to work in non-traditional trades. Sarah was not afraid of being a female in a mainly male dominated industry. She was breaking ground with her apprenticeship and Sarah would want other females to do the same. 

The Sarah Lloyd Scholarship Fund awards a scholarship of $2,000 to a successful candidate every year on the 16th of July – Sarah’s birthday, a very fitting time to celebrate, support and recognise female tradies!

Inaugural Winner, Bridget Baldwin, 2018

Tracey Lloyd (Sarah's mother) Bridget Baldwin (scholarship winner), Daniel Lloyd (Sarah's father)

Bridget was chosen for her resilience in the face of hardship and her dedication in completing her training. At the time of her award, Bridget was completing a Certificate III in Painting and Decorating and was employed by Don Elphick Painting & Decorating in Wagga Wagga.

Selection Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Reside or work in New South Wales
  • Be currently employed as an apprentice
  • Work in a trade deemed non-traditional for women (a trade that employs less than 25% females)

How to Apply

To apply, please visit the Sarah Lloyd Scholarship Fund website. Completed applications can be sent either by email or post.

Email to:

Cathy LeCerf 

Mail to:

C/O Cathy LeCerf
102 Peter Street
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650

The scholarship will be awarded to successful applicant chosen by the Fund Committee after reviewing all applicants.


Terms and Conditions apply.

Key dates:

  • Applications close at 5:00 p.m. AEST, 16 June 2019.
  • The winning beneficiary will be notified by 2 July 2019.
  • Scholarship is formally awarded in a presentation on 16 July 2019.

Make a Donation

All donations to The Sarah Lloyd Scholarship Fund are welcome and tax deductible – please visit the Sarah Lloyd Scholarship Fund website to donate today. Your donation will help support other young women become successful pockets rockets, like Sarah. 

Contact the Sarah Lloyd Scholarship Foundation

Sarah Lloyd in the News

The Area News 15 August 2017
Daily Advertiser 18 August 2017
Daily Advertiser 26 April 2018
Prime 7 9 May 2018
The Daily Advertiser 3 December 2018