PLC scholarship up for grabs
DESPITE the submission period closing on February 27, Presbyterian Ladies’ College has not received any applications for its Foundation Scholarship.
The scholarships fully covers tuition fees from Year 7 to 12 for students who would otherwise not be able to afford to attend PLC.
The scholarships are meanstested and applicants must show evidence of strong academic ability, a commitment to the community and participation in co-curricular activities.
Year 8 student Halimah Zaini received a scholarship last year and encouraged other students to consider applying.
“It was a big change, but I’m really thankful,” the Thornlie resident said.
“I’ve made a lot of new friends and learnt new skills, like sewing.”
Principal Beth Blackwood said Halimah was a welcome addition to the school and was involved in co-curricular sport and music.
“She is very modest. She is an extremely high achiever academically,” Ms Blackwood said.
“We recognise that our fees prohibit a number of people from attending.
“Fees are always a concern for us and we try to keep increases as small as possible.”
Ms Blackwood said she assumed people were not applying for the scholarships because they did not realise they existed.
“The stigma surrounding private schools is that you have to have to be privileged to come here, which not the case,” she said.
“We value diversity and we want to increase diversity here.”
Scholarship recipient Halimah Zaini has encouraged other students to consider applying.