Boost for students faced with challenges
■ Pilbara students experiencing hardship because of situational or financial circumstances can apply for a range of scholarships to enable them to continue and succeed in their education.
The Young Australia League is now accepting applications from people aged between 12 and 25 for scholarships worth up to $12,500.
Costs covered by the scholarships may include student fees, specific tuition fees, books, reference materials and student accommodation.
In cases where a student comes from a remote or regional area, travel costs may also be included.
YAL chairman Frank Schaper said these bursaries sought to make a difference in the lives of young men and women by supporting them in their studies.
“The YAL has worked tirelessly over more than a century to offer opportunities to young West Australians, and the new trust will continue to help many more young people who would not otherwise have such opportunities, and will no doubt have a lasting impact on their lives,” he said.
“Inspiring young people and offering them the chance to further their education is a powerful tool that can have a positive and lasting impact on their lives.”
YAL scholarships have been funded through a charitable endowment trust named after the organisation’s founder and prominent WA businessman and politician, John Joseph “Boss” Simons.
For more information about eligibility and the process, visit www.yalscholarships.org.au.
Applications close on Friday, October 30.