Jade is studying veterinary science and has been awarded a three-year scholarship at Murdoch’s South Street campus.
Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams said he was proud the City could support local young people such as Jade to access higher education and ultimately achieve their career goals.
“Providing opportunities for our young people is vital in helping create a self-sustainable region, boost employment and improve the standard of life for local residents into the future,’’ he said.
In partnership with the university, the City will provide three $4000 a year rolling scholarships over three years of study,
Two scholarships are for first year undergraduate students and one for a first year undergraduate Aboriginal student.
To be eligible, students must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a current resident of Mandurah and intend to enrol or be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree at Murdoch University.
The winners of the two remaining scholarships will be announced in August. Three new scholarships will be offered in 2020.