New Scholarship opportunities for Western Sydney students

Applications are now open for the Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue Scholarship, run in partnership with the Public Education Foundation, to help local students achieve their potential.

Five student scholarships are being offered for senior high school students in Western Sydney starting in 2020, with seven scholarships having already been determined for 2019.

“Education is a key plank underpinning the successful future growth of the region and we’re proud to continue to support initiatives aimed at enhancing Western Sydney’s capacity and to help provide opportunities for the next generation of leaders,” Dialogue Chairman, Christopher Brown said.

Each scholarship will provide $1000 financial support per year for   two years ($2000 total). Applications open today and students can apply up until September 17. Only students in Year 10 qualify and more information can be found here: https://publiceducationfoundation.org.au/western-sydney-leadership-dialogue-scholarship/

The inaugural seven scholarship recipients who will be recognised publicly next week at the Dialogue’s Out There Summit are: Holroyd High School Graduate Baraa Omar; Bankstown Senior College Graduate Hani Abdile; Northmead CAPA High School student Aylin Nazari; Airds High School student Harley Young; Bossley Park High School student Emily Kamanjasevic; Casual High School Graduate Glenys Castello and Chester High School Graduate Mona Basha.

Mr Brown said the scholarship program recognised students for their dedication to both community life and their studies. He said the scholarships, which will pay for tutoring, uniforms, stationery, books, laptops plus excursions and camps, will help children overcome barriers and support their future studies.

“We want students to apply who want to help shape the future of Greater Western Sydney, and through our scholarship program, ensure they are better positioned for TAFE or tertiary education,” he said.

The Out There Summit, to be held on July 2 at Bryan Brown Theatre in Bankstown, is the Dialogue's flagship policy and community event, bringing forward great new ideas for Western Sydney.

Out There sets the debate for regional investment, growth, governance and social inclusion and the year focuses on education infrastructure. See https://westernsydney.org.au/out-there-summit-2019 for details of the event.

The Public Education Foundation works in collaboration with the schools, communities, business and both the state and federal governments to provide equity and excellence scholarships for students and educators in public education; and enhance the value and reputation of public education.

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Sarah Campbell — Communications Manager or to apply visit www.publiceducationfoundation.org.au