The CBH Group has committed to awarding six scholarships to young West Australians to take part in the youth development program with four scholarships awarded to a local in each of their major four WA grain growing zones and two for Kwinana youth.
The successful CBH scholarship recipients will develop key life skills which will directly impact the individual’s peers, school, family and community.
These benefits will be transferable as the young people phase into adulthood as future employees and responsible citizens in their grain growing communities.
Woodside and the Leeuwin have provided young people throughout Western Australia with the opportunity for personal and professional growth through the Youth Leadership Scholarship program since 2005. In 2015, Woodside’s support evolved to also include cadetship scholarships, which are awarded to three volunteer crew who have an aspiration for a career at sea, in addition to crew exchanges, which provide an opportunity for Leeuwin volunteer crew to build on their personal and professional skills.
In an ongoing show of support, the Sir Frank Ledger Trust has opened up further scholarships in 2017. Scholarships are awarded to individuals who have a financial, geographical or social limitation.
14 part-scholarships of $1,500 are now available.
Recent upgrades to the Foundation’s website have encouraged more youth to get on board. Funding was provided through Lotterywest.
Fremantle Port Authority has supported the Leeuwin Foundation since its very earliest days. Access to Port facilities, including the berth, office and shed and storage facilities at B-Shed has been invaluable to ensuring our operations are well-managed. Fremantle Ports’ consistent support for the Foundation’s voyage programs and specific support and understanding of the Foundation’s business has created a strong relationship between the two organisations over the last thirty years.
The Harcourts Foundation recently approved a grant for the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation. $5,625.00 funding was generously donated to the March 2017 Ultimate Challenge and ensured that the fee was subsidised for all participants.
25 part scholarships were provided by the Goldfields Esperance Development Commission to youth from selected schools in the region. Scholarships were allocated from November 2016 – June 2017. These are allocated through each local school. If you live in the region, check with your school to see if they were a part of the program.
AngloGold Ashanti connected with the Leeuwin Foundation in late 2016, when they provided sponsorship for 8 local Kalgoorlie youth. Participants were chosen from Eastern Goldfields College.
In 2017, the KIC will provide three sponsorships. Two youth on our Youth Explorer Voyage 1707 and one on our November Ultimate Challenge.
To apply, you must be part of the iMen, iWomen and iDiversity programs run by the Council.
Local Bunbury community group C Change works alongside local business to provide part scholarships to youth in the South West. Other scholarship opportunity information is also distributed through the group.
The crew in Kalgoorlie provide full scholarships for local youth through funds raised at their annual MIFC Banquet. Enquiries for the scholarships should be directed straight to their office.
The Shire of Dardanup offers a minimum of 5 residents of the Shire per year, between the ages of 14 and 25, the opportunity to receive a full scholarship to participate in a Youth Explorer Voyage.