A 15-year-old legatee from Oatley has been named the 2017 winner of the NSW Police Legacy Commissioner’s Scholarship, awarded by NSW Police Commissioner Michael Fuller APM, NSW Police say.
The recipient of the $5000 scholarship, Callum Stewart, became a legatee when his father, Detective Sergeant Andrew Stewart passed away in 2010, after a battle with brain cancer.
Commissioner Fuller presented the $5000 scholarship to Callum as a part of the National Police Remembrance Day commemorations.
“I’m proud to present this year’s scholarship to Callum who has a bright future ahead of him,” Commissioner Fuller said.
“Callum is a motivated young man who works hard and makes the most of the opportunities that have been afforded to him.
“He is actively involved in Police Legacy camps and recently volunteered his time to establish an image library for NSW Police Legacy,” Commissioner Fuller said.
Callum is currently in year 10 at Newington College, Stanmore, where his favourite subjects are English, Commerce and Music.
He is also very involved in music at school, playing the piano and pipe organ and is currently studying for AMusA piano through the Australian Music Examination Board.
After he graduates, Callum hopes to undertake a Commerce/Law degree and pursue a career in business or law.
Det Sgt Stewart was survived by wife Nicole, son Callum and daughter 18-year-old Eliza.
NSW Police Legacy, established in 1987, is a not-for-profit organisation committed to supporting both past and present police and their families during times of tragedy and need.
Today, NSW Police Legacy supports more than 1000 police legatees, of which 226 are young people (0-25-years-old).