02 Jul ECU Pathway Scholarship Program
ECU partners with Dianella Secondary College to launch ECU Pathway Scholarship.
Twelve Year 7 students at Dianella Secondary College have been given a unique opportunity to experience university at an early age, with the launch this year of the innovative ECU Pathway Scholarship.
The 2017 scholarship recipients were enrolled into a specialist STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) extension program at Dianella Secondary College, where they are now applying STEM elements to find solutions to real life problems.
Facilitated by the School of Education, the participants will also take part in a broad program of STEM related enrichment activities at ECU’s Joondalup and Mount Lawley campuses. ECU Dean of Education, Professor Lynne Cohen AM, said she was very pleased to have ECU involved in the program.
“ECU has a well-established reputation for creating positive outcomes in the communities our university was established to serve. We are very pleased to partner with Dianella Secondary College in this aspirational university pathway program.”
Participants will also receive ongoing mentoring from ECU mentors to coach them to achieve their goals from Years 7 through 12 and on to tertiary education. Dianella Secondary College plan to continue to enrol 15 students each year into this innovative program.
Dianella Secondary College Principal Wayne Austin said the program would play animportant role in shaping students’ futures.
“At Dianella Secondary College we are committed to providing an educational experience that is relevant in the world today, and our new STEM program will up skill students to become creative and innovative thinkers “, he said.
“Thanks to our strong partnership with ECU, this program will support students to achieve their potential and provide every opportunity for them to realise their post-school dreams”.
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