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LYRiK Scholarships Program

About the LYRiK Program

The Leadership, Youth and Respect in Kwinana (LYRiK) Program recognises the achievements of young people and provides mentoring opportunities to those aged 10 to 24 years who live, work or go to school in Kwinana. The LYRiK Program aims to develop leadership skills, financial, budgeting and goal setting skills, community-building skills, independence, confidence and resilience.

The LYRiK Program is proudly supported by Alcoa and Coogee.

LYRiK Scholarships Program

The LYRiK Scholarships Program offers twelve $1000 Scholarships to young people aged 15 – 24 years who live, work or go to school in Kwinana, have an employment or education goal they want to achieve and would benefit from mentoring.

Recipients will attend four fortnightly mentoring sessions in May/June at the Zone Youth Space and can either be matched with a suitable mentor or apply with an existing mentor. The mentoring sessions will give recipients the opportunity to develop financial, budgeting and goal setting skills tailored to suit their needs and learn more about their field of interest from a mentor working in that area.

The program will offer Scholarships each under six different categories:

  1. Sports, Fitness and Health – For occupations such as personal trainer, nurse, dietician, physiotherapist, coach, sports instructor or doctor.
  2. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Sustainability – For occupations such as engineer, maths teacher, environmental consultant, software designer or lab technician.
  3. Community Services and Defence - For occupations such as youth worker, community development officer, army officer, navy officer, counsellor, police officer or fire fighter
  4. Hospitality and Retail - For occupations such as customer service officer, retail assistant, barista, store manager or chef.
  5. Arts and Culture - For occupations such as film maker, painter, tourism operator, cultural consultant, photographer, dancer or heritage worker.
  6. Trades and Business - For occupations such as lawyer, plumber, electrician, beautician, cabinet maker or hairdresser.

Key Dates

  • 15 December – Applications open
  • 29 March – Applications close
  • May/June – Mentoring sessions at the Zone Youth Space
  • June TBA – Mentors and recipients attend the LYRiK Awards

How to Apply

Online applications will open on 15 December 2023 and you will need to complete the application form by 29 March 2024.

Complete a LYRiK Scholarships Program application form.

Tip for Applicants

When writing your application please provide detailed information about your mentor, career type, potential mentor type and any other additional information.

Need Support?

Please note: the application form can be completed by applicants or with assistance from another person. If needed, City staff are also available to help you complete your application form.

Become a Mentor

If you are keen to be part of the LYRiK Scholarships Program as a mentor we are taking Expressions of Interest from suitable community members. To register your interest please contact our Youth Development Officer on youthdev@kwinana.wa.gov.au or call 9236 4550 before 29 March. Please note: this is a voluntary position.

Mentors must be:

  • 18 years or older
  • Have worked in their field for at least three years
  • Are willing to commit to 4 x 90 minute weekly mentoring sessions in May/June 
  • If successful, are willing to attend the LYRiK Awards on the evening in June

For More Information

If you have any questions about the LYRiK Scholarships Program or need help completing the application form please contact the Youth Development team at the Zone Youth Space.

Phone: 9236 4550

Email: youthdev@kwinana.wa.gov.au

Sponsors

The LYRiK Scholarships Program is proudly supported by:

 

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