Housing Trust tenants Jackson Clark, Fleur Warren and Asil Habara are the first recipients of the inaugural Tylah West Education Scholarship.
Asil dreams of becoming an architect and will use the scholarship to get a tutor to help improve her grades.
Fleur on the other hand wants to be a doctor and hopes the scholarship will help with school fees and a new computer.
During the scholarship presentation on Tuesday, Phillip Warren spoke of his daughter Fleur’s dedication to her studies.
‘’Since being diagnosed with Lupus, Fleur has worked hard to take the positives out of her situation and has really focused on her schooling and her career. Getting this scholarship is such a great motivation,’’ he said.
Sponsored by Global Skilled Solutions and the Housing Trust, the scholarships ease the financial burden of education by purchasing items that assist students to further their studies.
The scholarship program is named in honor of Tylah West, a young Aboriginal trainee at the Housing Trust who sadly passed away in July 2015.
Housing Trust CEO Joan Ferguson said Tylah was an inspiring young woman who excelled at her job and took every opportunity to create a brighter future.
She said the scholarship represents Tylah’s development and growth while working at the Housing Trust.
‘’We are very proud of our customers and are pleased to support their education through the Tylah West Education Scholarship,’’ Ms Ferguson said.
‘’I was part of the judging panel, and we were all very impressed with the high standard of applicants, their achievements and their aspirations for the future.’’
The Housing Trust plans to offer the scholarship yearly to young people in the community.