Dis­ad­van­taged stu­dents get schol­ar­ships

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

One of Aus­tralia’s old­est youth or­gan­i­sa­tions has opened ap­pli­ca­tions for a se­ries of ed­u­ca­tional schol­ar­ships for WA stu­dents who are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing hard­ship, with a fo­cus on those liv­ing in re­gional and re­mote ar­eas.

The Young Aus­tralia League, a na­tional youth not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion es­tab­lished in 1905, has in­vited ap­pli­ca­tions for grants from $2000 up to $12,500 for West Aus­tralians aged 12-25 who are at a dis­ad­van­tage fi­nan­cially or through cir­cum­stances to put to­wards sec­ondary or ter­tiary ed­u­ca­tion.

It is the sec­ond year the or­gan­i­sa­tion has of­fered the schol­ar­ships, which can be spent on books, tu­ition, travel, ac­com­mo­da­tion or food.

YAL chair­man Frank Schaper said the schol­ar­ships were in­tended to help all young peo­ple pur­sue their ed­u­ca­tional goals re­gard­less of what their cir­cum­stances were in life.

“Through the YAL schol­ar­ships we aim to break down bar­ri­ers which are pre­vent­ing young peo­ple from reach­ing their full po­ten­tial,” he said.

“The of­fer of a help­ing hand can have a pos­i­tive and last­ing im­pact on their lives.”

For more in­for­ma­tion or to ap­ply, go to www.yalschol­ar­ships.org.au.

Ap­pli­ca­tions close on Oc­to­ber 31.

Pic­ture: Ge­orgie Lock­yer

In­au­gu­ral WA Youth Aus­tralia League schol­ar­ship re­cip­i­ents with pre­sen­ter Ju­lian Peet, YAL life mem­ber Jan McCal­lum, Min­is­ter for Youth An­thony Simp­son, YAL chair­man Frank Schaper and YAL chief ex­ec­u­tive Tammy-Rae Schaper.

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