The College was very pleased to award the inaugural Cherratta Scholarships recently. Cherratta Lodge CEO, Malcolm Wylie, presented the scholarships to winners Brian Nguyen and William Lukas, both Year 7. The scholarships, for students of diverse backgrounds, will support both boys with payment of tuition fees and a bursary to assist with laptop, uniform and book charges right through until Year 12.
Prospective Year 7 students were encouraged to apply in 2019 for these generous scholarships, which the panel awarded after reviewing applications and an interview process for applicants.
Brian Nguyen came to Australia from Vietnam at age 4 and has not only focused on learning English during that time but has demonstrated a very strong commitment to academic excellence, winning a number of academic awards, along with devoting considerable time to serving the local community through volunteer work. He aspires to studying medicine or aviation in the future.
William Lukas’ family are exploring their Aboriginal heritage after discovering their family’s experiences in the Stolen Generations. William wants to use the scholarship to make sure he has access to an education which can see him follow a dream of becoming a lawyer, to help those who are marginalised in our society.
Cherratta Lodge CEO, Malcolm Wylie said of the scholarship:
Cherratta Lodge is very happy to be able to offer Brian and William, the two outstanding recipients of the Cherratta Scholarship, this opportunity. Both very deserving young men who clearly exhibit the core values of the school, I am confident that they will both excel in their endeavours. We wish them all the best on their journey and look forward to seeing their progress over the next six years.
The College extends its thanks to the Cherratta community for its extremely generous commitment to the provision of education through this scholarship.
Image: Cherratta Scholarship winners William Lukas (L) and Brian Nguyen with Cherrattta Lodge CEO Malcolm Wylie, General Manager Steve Mullen and College Principal Alanna Otway