Wellington College TAFE Western Connect (TWC) student B-Anka Croker Thomas is one of 266 students across the country to successfully apply for a Family and Community Services Youth Scholarship.
B-Anka will be presented with $1500 in financial support at a special ceremony in Wellington on Monday (May 9), with Deputy Premier The Hon Troy Grant MP and Department of Family and Community Services’ Karlie Cook to present the scholarship.
“It was a bit of a surprise to get this scholarship - I wasn’t expecting it,” B-Anka said. “But I’m very happy. I will put it towards buying a new computer and calculator which are things I need to finish my course.”
TAFE Western Wellington College Team Leader Adam Peckham congratulated B-Anka, a hard-working student who has lots of potential.
“B-Anka is a very humble but deserving recipient of this scholarship,” he said. “She puts lots of effort into her study and it’s great that she’s getting this financial support which will make her studying a little bit easier.”
The presentation will take place at Wellington College from 1.30-2pm on Monday, May 9.