Since receiving the Glenelg Shire Aboriginal Education Scholarship, Marley Bryan has been making a difference in the south-west.
The scholarship helped her complete a Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care, which gave her the skills to enhance her current role as a community services trainee at Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation.
Marley described the scholarship program as 'life-changing'.
"The scholarship program has been rewarding on so many levels, the financial support I received has allowed me to pursue my passion in Aboriginal health," she said.
"As part of my role with the community services team I work with local Indigenous youth to build lasting relationships and re-engage them in the school system. I absolutely love what I do, the kids put a smile on my face every day, and I am so glad I have the opportunity to make a difference in the community.
"My TAFE studies compliment the work I do on a daily basis, providing me a deeper understanding of aspects such as legislation, current trends and care strategies."
I work with local Indigenous youth to build lasting relationships and re-engage them in the school system.Marley Bryan
Applications are now open for the Glenelg Shire's 2020 scholarship program, which offers two scholarships for Glenelg Shire based Indigenous youth aged between 16-24 to undertake further study at school, university or TAFE.
"I would encourage all eligible young people in the Glenelg Shire who are considering further study to make the most of this fantastic opportunity and apply for an Aboriginal Education Scholarship," Ms Bryan said.
Two scholarships are available to the value of $3000 each and funds can be used to assist with course fees, travel expenses, course requirements and tutoring.
Scholarship applications close 5pm on Friday 18 October.
To learn more, or to apply, please visit the Your Say Glenelg website.
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