HSC Students receive a delightful surprise from Dee Why RSL Club

Dee Why RSL has awarded fourteen high school students from across the northern beaches with $1,425 each in scholarships for the 2017 year of study.

“Now in its fourth year, the DYRSL educational scholarship forms integral part of our Community Support Program. Each year application numbers are increasing and our 2017 submissions were outstanding”, said President of Dee Why RSL Club and retired school teacher Graeme Liddell.

From The Forest High School:
• Mary Battista
• Annastasia Loucks
• Andrea Malm
• Melanie Satchell

From Manly Selective Campus:
• Rupert Canning
• John Gaul
• Dana Lanceman
• Samir Mosahebi
• Maya Yaffe

From Brigidine College St Ives:
• Helena De Gruchy
• Madeleine Harry

From Stella Maris College Manly:
• Joumana Quinn

From St Luke’s Grammar School:
• Mackenzie Anderson

From Balgowlah Boys Campus:
• Kai Graham

Dee Why RSL will again be opening online applications for the 2018 scholarship program in the 2nd semester of this year – look for it on the website: www.dyrsl.com.au

“The students addressed the criteria of academic excellence, extracurricular activities, sport and contribution to school and community. DYRSL acknowledges our corporate social responsibility and is pleased to be able to assist local young people with their educational expenses,” added Mr Liddell.

The Dee Why RSL Club Board and management hosted the cocktail event in February to award the students, who were presented their cheques and certificates with their proud and supportive families in attendance.

“These 14 exceptional year 11 and 12 students have done an incredible job of applying and qualifying for these scholarships, and with a full year ahead of HSC study schedules, major works and exams, on top of sporting and community commitments, and part-time jobs, we can certainly empathise with students and their ever-supportive families,” said Sheila Malone, Community Relations Manager.

“The evening saw some very proud mums, dads, siblings, and grandparents in the room, and rightly so – this was the toughest round of decisions our Board has had, with a 25% increase in applicants and an incredibly high calibre of candidates,” added Sheila.

The scholarships are part of Dee Why RSL Club’s Community Support Program, a program through which the Club proudly supports over 120 local community groups with over $1.7 million dollars in cash and in-kind support this year. These include high needs charities, social welfare organisations, sporting, social clubs, and education.

“Through the strong support of members, community groups and all who utilise Dee Why RSL Club’s facilities and services, we are fortunate enough to be able to give back to the community through these cash and in-kind donations,” added Mr Liddell.