Scholarship a potential life changer for high school students

Published Friday, 11th August 2017

Local high school students are being encouraged to apply now for a $3,000 City of Wanneroo and Young Australia League (YAL) Secondary Scholarship.

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The scholarship offers $3,000 to a full time student in years 10, 11 or 12 (2018) at a City of Wanneroo school.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said the scholarship is a fantastic opportunity to assist young students who have experienced challenges in their lives, but have continued to work hard in an attempt 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.

Last year’s recipient was Marangaroo resident Joseph who said the news was the best he could have hoped for.

“I have not received a scholarship like this before and it will assist with school fees and educational material. It is an honour to earn the City of Wanneroo and YAL scholarship,” Joseph said.

Joseph’s father Mike was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease in 2008, became a quadriplegic in 2010 and died in 2011, leaving wife Janet to raise three children on her own.

Mayor Tracey Roberts also 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.”

The Young Australia League (YAL) was established in 1905 to foster a sense of national pride among young Australians and it is fitting that the City is partnering with YAL to offer this very worthy scholarship which can pay for full academic programs or specific subjects for between one and three years.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be attending a City of Wanneroo secondary school in 2018 (years 10-12), be an Australian Citizen or permanent resident, be a City of Wanneroo resident or demonstrate merit or reasons of equity and/or disadvantage.

Applications open 1 August and close on 15 September 2017.

Students should lodge applications by downloadable PDF or online at:

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