A NEW scholarship worth up to $37,500 is on offer for a person with a disability who wants to continue their education after high school.
The Hilary Farrant Scholarship for Post-Secondary students with disabilities is one of two new bursaries from the Young Australia League (YAL) for WA students who deserve and need a hand financially to continue studying.
Money for the generous opportunity, which provides three years financial support for a person studying at a university or Tafe, registered training organisation or other vocational education training provider, was donated by a YAL member in memory of his late wife.
“This scholarship will be available to students with any disability and needing financial support to assist them with their studies,” YAL chairman Frank Schaper said.
Indigenous students going into Year 10, 11 or 12 next year can apply for up to $3000 through the other new category, the Schiavello Systems WA Upper Secondary scholarship.
There are also three scholarships valued between $2000 and $3000 specifically for a high school student from each of Wanneroo, Swan and Armadale.
The scholarships can cover the costs of student fees, tuition fees, books, reference material and student accommodation.
Mr Schaper said applications for 2019 close on September 15.
Applicants must demonstrate their enthusiasm for furthering their education and career development and provide proof of their academic or skills performance, as well as evidence of the barriers that could prevent them continuing to study.
“Our aim is to break down financial and situational barriers and offer young people experiencing disadvantage a hand up to assist their continued access to education,” Mr Schaper said.
“We believe that the opportunity to realise their full academic or skills potential will have a lasting positive impact on their lives.”
The Young Australia League (YAL) is one of WA’s oldest youth organisations, founded in 1905 by John Joseph Simons to develop and promote the ideals of love, service and tolerance in the lives of young people.
Visit the Young Australia League website for more information.