Disadvantaged students get scholarships
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.
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.