A generous donation to honour the contribution made by Ellen and Marietta Resek to Home Economics has enabled the establishment of the Resek Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to the most deserving candidate on the basis of a successful application. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage undergraduate training in Home Economics by providing financial support to a student enrolled on either a full-time or part-time basis. One Resek Scholarship is available annually for study in Home Economics.
In 2016 an extensive review of the Resek Scholarship and application process was completed in consultation with Marietta Resek. Through this review the Resek Scholarship changed to a personal application, with supporting reference statements and documentation.
The Resek Scholarship is currently valued at $5000.00 a year, paid in two instalments.
Marietta & Ellen Resek were iconic to Home Economics, in particular dressmaking, during the 1960s - 1980s, when they inspired so many training teachers to pursue excellence in clothing construction.
For a further history on Marietta and Ellen Resek please click here.
An application comprises of a personal application and referee statement(s). Referee forms can be downloaded and emailed to the appropriate person and returned as part of the overall application or emailed separately directly to HEIA(SA) before end of business on the closing date.
For full details of the Resek Scholarship, please click here
*Note that you will be applying for a scholarship during the same calendar year, based on your results from the previous year of study. The successful applicant will be contacted by a member of the Resek Scholarship Selection Committee. The Resek Scholarship will be announced by the public acknowledgement of the scholarship winner at the HEIA(SA) World Home Economics Day event.
Recent Resek Award Recipients
2021 - Natasha Slee
2020 - Chloe Veras
2019 - Waverley Palmer
2018 - Alice Minchin
2017 - Ruby Page
2016 - Alex Geue
2015 - Kate McElligot
2014 - Lauren Jones
2013 - Rebecca Ramm
2012 - Meredy Archer
2011 - Stephanie Ingram
2010 - Michelle Wild
2009 - Chevonne Craker
2008 - Michelle West
2007 - Jacqui Binnekamp
2006 - Petra Lorenz
2005 - Samantha Zimmermann
2004 - Marjolien Dougless-Broers
2021 Resek Award Recipient
Liz Ludow (HEIA SA Resek Representative) and Natasha Slee