Our Year 7 ECU Pathway Scholarship recipients were honoured at the inaugural ECU Pathway Scholarship Event on Wednesday.
Students were presented with their certificates to congratulate them on their acceptance and parents were informed of the ECU Pathway Scholarship program and our new STEM program.
This scholarship offers support to students from Year 7, to assist them to obtain university entrance after Year 12. It allows Dianella Secondary College to ensure students are achieving excellent results throughout their schooling.
Year 7 scholarship recipients will receive an initial, once off payment of $500 for school expenses.
They will also receive ongoing mentoring from ECU mentors from Year 7 – 12 and will participate in activities at ECU campuses such as tours, guest lectures and hands on workshops.
Scholarship recipients will be enrolled into the specialist STEM extension program. This program is an integrated approach to learning and students will use STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) elements to find solutions to real life problems, both locally and globally. Students will be immersed in a creative environment where they will build the necessary skills for twenty first century employment opportunities.
Dianella Secondary College Principal, Mr Wayne Austin, believes this program will play an important role in shaping students futures. “At Dianella Secondary College we are committed to providing an educational experience that is relevant in the world today.” Our new STEM program will up skill students to become creative and innovative thinkers, which will assist them in their future endeavours.” Mr Austin says, “Thanks to our strong partnership with Edith Cowan University, this unique program will support students to achieve their potential and provide every opportunity for them to realise their post school dreams”.
Applications for 2018 are now open!