Eleven very deserving Housing Trust tenants were the recipients of the Tylah West Scholarship during a presentation on Wednesday 13th of December.

The Tylah West Scholarship eases the financial burden of education, training and employment by purchasing items to assist Housing Trust tenants. A generous donation from Bank Australia and a larger contribution from the Housing Trust has boosted the total scholarship pool to $25 000, helping even more tenants to pursue their goals.

“We are excited for our tenants and are pleased to support their aspirations through the Tylah West Education Scholarship,” said Michele Adair, CEO of the Housing Trust. “We congratulate the scholarship winners and their proud families on all of their hard work so far, and look forward to seeing them achieve with this support.”

“We have expanded the Tylah West Scholarship this year. The new categories and extra funding support our work to encourage tenants who are able to move on from social housing, in line with the NSW Government’s Future Directions for Social Housing strategy. This is one of the many ways the Housing Trust is supporting our tenants to improve their lives, and creating opportunities in our local community.”

 

Fleur Warren, a previous recipient, spoke of the benefits of receiving a Tylah West Scholarship. “The scholarship was a real boost to my confidence and it motivated me to work even harder on my studies. I definitely felt a sense of positivity which is what I needed at the time.”

The scholarship program was named in honour of Tylah West, a young Aboriginal trainee at the Housing Trust who sadly passed away in June 2015. Tylah was an inspiring young woman who excelled at her job and took every opportunity to create a brighter future. The scholarship represents Tylah’s development and growth while working at the Housing Trust.

Providing scholarships to those in need helps to increase their access to education, training and employment. The Housing Trust
is very pleased to be able to support tenants’ aspirations.