City of Mandurah sets up scholarship in memory of Nikki Wise

Nikki Wise.
Nikki Wise.

A $2000 scholarship is up for grabs to help a local community member boost their community service skills and knowledge, thanks to a new City of Mandurah scholarship set up to honour the legacy of community champion Nikki Wise.

The Nikki Wise Community Services Memorial Scholarship aims to help members of the community who wish to study community services.

Ms Wise was devoted to helping those in need and passed away in September 2016.

She ran the Reach Out Drop In Centre and provided support to the community by supplying meals to street-present people and those in need and a shoulder for them to lean on.

Completely humble in her work and a quiet achiever, she identified a gap in services and took it upon herself to fill the gap.

Her dedication and tireless efforts led to her being a much loved member of the community.

Ms Wise left a huge mark on the community and was recognised for her selfless work when awarded posthumously as joint 2017 winner of the 27 Community Citizen of the Year award.

Two rounds of the Nikki Wise Community Services Memorial Scholarships will be offered this year.

The first opens on April 10 and closes on May 10.

The City will also honour her work through a memorial garden being established around the Sutton Street Hall.

Visit the City website for details of the grants available.

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