Boost for stu­dents faced with chal­lenges

Pilbara News - - Education - Court­ney Fowler

■ 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.

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