TWO John Forrest Secondary College graduates have been awarded scholarships to help university costs from a local bank.
Bayswater and Noranda Bendigo Community Bank branches granted Bayswater resident Frankie Sollis and Morley resident Nikita Stankoski will receive $5000 per year for two years as part of the 2019 John D’Orazio Memorial Scholarship.
Ms Stankoski is the first person in her family to attend university.
The scholarships are designed to help high-achieving local students who are studying full-time at an Australian university or college and are experiencing financial or social challenges.
The funding will help with education costs such as accommodation, course fees, study-related equipment, textbooks and tutoring.
Senior branch manager Sean Kay said the scholarships were a practical way to make a difference and help residents further their education.