Help­ing hand

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Schol­ar­ship up for grabs for Ar­madale stu­dent.

GRAEME and Michelle Hill are jump­ing on board with the Youth Aus­tralia League to fund a schol­ar­ship for a lo­cal City of Ar­madale stu­dent.

The Dome Ar­madale and Kelm­scott own­ers and By­ford res­i­dents heard about the YAL through friends at Busi­ness Ar­madale and knew it was an ini­tia­tive they wanted to get on board with.

“We wanted to sup­port kids that need a hand and fur­ther ed­u­cate kids in need,” Mr Hill said.

“I think it’s im­por­tant to keep that com­mu­nity spirit go­ing, try­ing to cre­ate some­thing. You get a great at­mos­phere if you start to give back and be a part of it.”

YAL schol­ar­ships are of­fered to young Aus­tralians ex­pe­ri­enc­ing hard­ship due to so­cial cir­cum­stances, dis­abil­ity or dis­tance.

The Dome Kelm­scott and Ar­madale Lower Se­condary schol­ar­ship/bur­sary of $2000 per an­num will sup­port full­time se­condary ed­u­ca­tion (Years 7, 8 and 9) for a City of Ar­madale res­i­dent at an ac­cred­ited pub­lic or pri­vate in­sti­tu­tion.

Mrs Hill said YAL had done a good job giv­ing kids a hand up.

She said she and her hus­band, who were pre­vi­ously farm­ers in Meck­er­ing, were lucky to be in a po­si­tion to be able to help.

“We’d been talk­ing about it for a long time,” she said.

“We’d been look­ing for some­thing to get in­volved with to help the com­mu­nity.”

For more in­for­ma­tion about YAL schol­ar­ships and the ap­pli­ca­tion process, visit to Ap­pli­ca­tions close on Septem­ber 15 at 5pm.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son­mu­ni­ d473078

Graeme and Michelle Hill.

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