Schol­ar­ship help in hard times

Wanneroo Times - - News -

STU­DENTS at se­condary schools in the City of Wan­neroo can ap­ply for fi­nan­cial help with their ed­u­ca­tion.

The City and Young Aus­tralia League (YAL) are of­fer­ing a $3000 schol­ar­ship to full-time stu­dents in years 10 to 12 next year.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said it would as­sist pupils who had chal­lenges in their lives but con­tin­ued to work hard to over­come them.

“The City and YAL se­condary schol­ar­ship aims to recog­nise and re­ward stu­dents who have shown en­thu­si­asm for pur­su­ing ed­u­ca­tion and ca­reer de­vel­op­ment when faced with fi­nan­cial or sit­u­a­tional bar­ri­ers,” she said.

“The schol­ar­ship can cover stu­dent and tu­ition fees, books, ref­er­ence ma­te­ri­als, ac­com­mo­da­tion or any other ex­pen­di­ture nec­es­sary to help stu­dents con­quer bar­ri­ers, which could oth­er­wise pre­vent them from reach­ing their po­ten­tial.”

Last year’s re­cip­i­ent Joseph Car­los, of Maranga­roo, said the schol­ar­ship helped with his school fees and ed­u­ca­tion ma­te­rial.

The Kingsway Chris­tian Col­lege stu­dent’s fa­ther died in 2011 and he was “hon­oured” to earn the prize.

Ap­pli­ca­tions can be made at www.yal.org.au un­til Septem­ber 15.

Pic­ture: Marie Nirme

Kingsway Chris­tian Col­lege stu­dent Joseph Car­los. d465253

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