Scholarships boost learning

Adam King and Amy Piercy
Adam King and Amy Piercy

Adam, who lives in Silver Sands, is one of two winners of the inaugural Peel Community Foundation scholarships for Peel residents, each worth $2500 per year for the duration of their degree at Murdoch University.

‘This scholarship is the beginning of academic life for me,’ said the former Mandurah Baptist College student who has lived in Mandurah since 1995 and has volunteered with Community Solutions.

‘It provides me with a chance to enhance my studies as a student and strive to the best of my ability.

‘It eliminates particular worries, such as overall cost for travel and books and it is truly an opportunity I will never forget.’

He is using the scholarship to study a Bachelor of Science majoring in cognitive neuroscience and health psychology and hopes to enrol in medicine one day.

The second scholarship was won by Amy Piercy, of Halls, Head, who has embarked on a Bachelor of Nursing at the local campus.

‘I was inspired by a beautiful young man close to my heart to become a paediatric nurse,’ Amy said.

‘I would love to travel, learning and experiencing as many different cultures as I can and thankfully the career I have chosen to take will allow me to travel and still have work.’

Pro Vice-Chancellor Andrew Taggart said to study, live and work locally was one of the great bonuses of becoming a nurse in Mandurah.

Peel Community Foundation was established in 2006.