Three of our best awarded scholarships

The Gingin Community Bank® branch Scholarship Committee has selected three outstanding local candidates to receive scholarships for study this year.

The scholarships are awarded to first-time local tertiary students whose financial circumstances might mean that a university degree is out of their reach.

The scholarship program makes a significant difference to these hard working and talented students by helping them cover some of the costs of living and studying at university.

Taisha, Bevan and Jasmine are very deserving of a scholarship and we wish them all the best of luck as they begin an exciting journey toward achieving their academic goals.

Taisha McCornish
Studying a Bachelor of Education at Edith Cowan University
It’s amazing to have grown up in a close community where grants like this are possible.
With the assistance of this scholarship I’m able to afford the materials and other costs associated with my course, which are essential to my success.
I would take great pride in beginning my career as a teacher at Gingin D.H.S as it is where my love for school, in particular mathematics, began.
It’s a relief to be able to start university with the financial security a scholarship provides.

Bevan Hendon
Studying a Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Commerce at Edith Cowan University.
This scholarship means a great deal to me, allowing me to focus solely on university without having to worry as much about common financial struggles that a lot of students’ experience. 
It also means a lot to be able to repay my parents for years of sacrifice to put my brother and me through school, by taking the burden of these upfront payments away from them.
I know my family is also extremely proud that I was even considered for this scholarship. They are extremely excited for my future.

Jasmine Houghton
Studying a Bachelor of Master of Professional Engineering at the University of WA.
Receiving the scholarship makes me feel that all the stress and hard work, and endless hours of study and effort are being rewarded; that my local community values my endeavors and aspirations.
I will have more time to devote to my chosen field of study and settle into University life, without having to panic about living costs straight away.
Having the chance to devote more time to study will help me to do well in my courses, and in turn, give back to the community in the future.