BELMONT MLA Cassie Rowe has teamed up with Belmont City College (BCC) to provide scholarships to one student from each of the seven public primary schools in the area with graduating students moving on to Year 7 at the school in 2018.
The scholarships provide $250 to each selected student to help them and their families with the substantial costs of moving to high school.
They are awarded to students that have shown a tireless commitment to their learning and exceptional effort in their school work.
The scholarships will be awarded annually to a student nominated by the principal and staff of each of the participating local primary schools.
The seven local schools are Carlisle, Belmay, Belmont, Cloverdale, Rivervale, Redcliffe and Kewdale primary schools.
Ms Rowe said the move to high school could be really daunting for some students.
“The school fees and other costs can be really hard for some families to meet – especially with the need for new technologies like laptops,” she said.
“This is our way of helping one deserving student and their family from each of the local public schools to meet that cost.”
BCC principal Darrel Le Mercier said the scholarships allowed the school to engage directly with all the local primary schools to identify and reward students that might not be the big winners of academic awards, but showed true resilience and commitment to their own education and the learning of others.