The City’s Leadership Youth and Respect in Kwinana (LyriK) Scholarships award funding to local students to help with the cost of educational expenses. Students entering year 7, 11, 12 and further education were all eligible to apply.
The calibre of applications gave the judging panel a tough task, but they eventually whittled it down to the 16 recipients – four in each category with scholarships ranging from $300 to $800.
“At the City of Kwinana, we value the importance of education. We want to provide young people with the best opportunities possible to assist with gaining future employment opportunities as well as a strong sense of self-worth,” said City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams in her address at the LyriK ceremony on Friday, 4 December.
“The scholarships not only relieve the burden of some of the financial costs associated with schooling, but they also recognise the hard work and dedication these young people have towards their education. It is wonderful to celebrate these young people and their amazing achievements.”
The City also recognised how tough 2020 has been on the educational system with teachers, parents and pupils having to adapt to new ways of learning.
“It’s been uplifting and inspiring to witness such adaptability by education providers, students and families alike,” said Mayor Adams.
The scholarships were made possible thanks to our sponsors Alcoa and Coogee.
We’d like to congratulate all applicants and recipients of scholarships. The recipients were:
Sasha Du Plessis
Karthik Gopal Subramanian