Scholarships ease the road to study


In presentation ceremonies at Albany and Bunbury on 8 September, 25 students were awarded scholarships totalling more than $15,000 from three major sponsors.

In Bunbury, seven students of the Certificate II in Electrotechnology, the pre-apprenticeship, received scholarships sponsored by Western Power, which will pay their entire tuition and resource fees. In Albany, similar Western Power scholarships were presented to two pre-apprenticeship students.

This generous commitment by Western Power over the past few years encourages students to enter the trade and alleviates the pressure of studying. The college is pleased to work with Western Power to advocate entry into the electrical trade.

Great Southern students also benefited from 15 scholarships of $500 each sponsored by the Jack Family Charitable Trust and one student was awarded $1000, sponsored by Albany Halfway House Association.

The Jack Family Charitable Trust, set up from the will of the late Muriel Freeman, sponsors up to 20 scholarships of $500 each in both semesters each year.

A third major sponsor, Albany Halfway House Association, continued its commitment to a $1000 scholarship for a Certificate IV in Mental Health student in the name of a former worker, the late Don McLeish. Don’s own career in mental health support started with a community services course at this college, and the scholarship in his name is a fitting tribute to his dedication to mental health support.

Managing Director Darshi Ganeson thanked the sponsors for their significant ongoing commitment to facilitate study for the college’s students.

“This valuable support provides encouragement as well as helping to remove the financial barriers for those receiving scholarships,” Darshi said.

“We trust the assistance provided by the scholarship sponsors and our continued commitment will help the recipients to make a positive contribution to the community through their chosen career paths,” she said.

Scholarship recipients are:

Western Power scholarships – Bunbury campus

Students of the Certificate II in Electrotechnology (pre-apprenticeship)

  • Jackson Humble
  • Taj Smith
  • Ebony Smith
  • Ryan Kovalevs
  • Ethan Hall
  • Victoria Power
  • Kaden O’Shaughnessy

Western Power scholarships – Albany campus

Students of the Certificate II in Electrotechnology (pre-apprenticeship)

  • Lochlann Murphy
  • Dean Benson

Don McLeish Memorial Scholarship – Albany Halfway House Association

Student of the Certificate IV in Mental Health

  • Tyrah-Lee Ham

Jack Family Charitable Trust Scholarships

  • Certificate II in Community Services – Nicholas Ballintijn
  • Certificate III in Education Support – Tamara Boyle
  • Certificate III in Health Services Assistance – Yuk Wai Chang
  • Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance – Hollie Collison
  • Certificate II in Applied Fashion, Design and Technology – Kaylan Jones
  • Diploma of Nursing – Vincent Kitson
  • Certificate III in Hospitality – Carlee Lapthorne
  • Diploma of Nursing – Lynda Major
  • Certificate IV in Education Support – Ebony McKinnon
  • Certificate II in Community Services – Aden Meacham
  • Diploma of Nursing – Stephanie Mitchell
  • Certificate III in Music Industry – Jack Rowlands
  • Certificate III in Permaculture – Jake Scholes
  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care – Georga Stephens
  • Certificate IV in Mental Health – Vikki Stewart