Murdoch University has announced two brand new scholarships for school leavers in the Peel region, each worth $2500 per year.
The scholarships will be available for students residing in the Peel region, thanks to funds generously donated by the Peel Community Foundation.
“Now that the Year 12 exams and end of school celebrations are over, it’s the perfect time for school leavers to seriously consider what they’d like to do next year,” said Murdoch University Vice Chancellor Professor Richard Higgott.
“University enrolments among school leavers in the Peel region are below the state average. Hopefully, these scholarships will inspire local students to chase their dreams and achieve a university education.”
One scholarship is available for a student about to start any undergraduate course at Murdoch University’s Peel campus in Semester One, 2014. The other scholarship will be awarded to a student about to start an environmental science course at any of Murdoch’s three WA campuses in Semester One, 2014.
The Peel Community Foundation was established in 2006 with funds provided by the Western Australian State Government. A number of other businesses also donated funds, including Alcoa of Australia, which contributed $100,000.
The Foundation will soon suspend operations, with the Advisory Committee choosing to donate the remaining funds to establish these scholarships.
“We’re very excited that the Foundation’s name will live on through these scholarships,” said Andy Gulliver, Chairperson of the Peel Community Foundation.
“The Peel Community Foundation has always been committed to building capacity in the region, and education is a very important aspect when increasing the sustainability of the region and its residents.”