Variety Scholarship helps Success teenager follow acting dreams

Success's Monique Mitchell with her mother Rebecca Fuller.
Success's Monique Mitchell with her mother Rebecca Fuller.

A SUCCESS teenager living with cerebral palsy will have the chance to follow her dream in Europe thanks to a Variety scholarship.

John Curtin College of the Arts student and aspiring actress Monique Mitchell (14) will use her Heart Scholarship to attend a school arts trip to Europe next January.

She is one of 29 WA children who received a share in more than $92,000 to pursue their dreams in sport or the arts.

Monique said she hoped the experience would help to build her acting skills.

“Hopefully I will be able to meet directors and producers to help me build experience in the acting field,” she said.

“Honestly, I was very shocked and I couldn’t believe that I was actually chosen for a Heart Scholarship.

“I’m so grateful for all of the people that wished to give me a scholarship to help me achieve my dream of becoming an actress.”

Variety WA chief executive Tony Hume said the Heart Scholarships helped young people overcome issues of health or circumstance to follow their dreams.