TRANBY College in Baldivis is offering $100,000 to potential students who make a difference to their communities, but need some help themselves.
Tranby’s co-educational school ethos is built on community service, with senior and junior school students providing more than 20,000 volunteer hours last year.
Now the school’s staff and students are taking the recognition of voluntary work to a new level.
Principal Clayton Massey said 12 deserving new students who demonstrate community spirit in active and on-going ways, will share $100,000 to help support them with a Tranby College education.
The objective of the award program is to identify new students who share Tranby College principles, and would like to join the school, but need help to cover the costs involved.
“The Spirit of Tranby Service Awards recognise potential students who have an outstanding track record of helping others in their community,” Dr Massey said.
“The award will be open for applications to November 24.
“It will encourage applications from young people who are active advocates for our community or environment, who raise funds or awareness of issues facing the community such as homelessness, depression or substance abuse, or who just contribute overall to make our community the best it can be.
“They might be members of a surf lifesaving club, they might care for a family member or support an elderly resident down the road with gardening or shopping.”
This week Tranby College students worked at the Soul Soup Patrol, providing good food for homeless people.
The Spirit of Tranby Awards are being launched as part of the College’s 20th Anniversary celebrations.
Applications are open until Friday November 24 and can be made online by following the links on the college website www.tranby.wa.edu.au.