YANCHEP and Butler high school students are being encouraged to apply now for a $3000 City of Wanneroo and Young Australia League Secondary Scholarship.
The scholarship offers $3000 to a full time student in Year 10, 11 or 12 during 2018 at a City of Wanneroo school.
Mayor Tracey Roberts said the scholarship was a fantastic opportunity to help young students who had experienced challenges in their lives, but had continued to work hard in an attempt to overcome them.
“The City and Young Australia League 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.
Cr Roberts said the scholarship could 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 was established in 1905 to foster a sense of national pride among young Australians.
She said it was fitting the city was partnering with the league to offer the scholarship, which could pay for full academic programs or specific subjects for between one and three years.
To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be in Year 10-12 at a City of Wanneroo secondary school in 2018, be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, be a City of Wanneroo resident or demonstrate merit or reasons of equity and/or disadvantage
Applications close on Friday, September 15.
Students should lodge applications by downloadable pdf or online at http://www.yal.org.au