The first recipient of the City of Mandurah's new scholarship program, in partnership with Murdoch University, has been announced.
Jade Fowler has been awarded a three year scholarship at the university's South Street Campus to continue studying veterinary science.
Mayor Rhys Williams said he was proud the city could support local young people to access higher education and ultimately achieve their career goals.
"Providing opportunities to our young people is vital to helping create a self-sustainable region, boost employment and improve the standard of life for local residents into the future," he said.
Working with Murdoch University, the City of Mandurah will provide three rolling scholarships worth $4,000 a year, over three years of study.
Two of the scholarships are for first year undergraduate students and one for a first year undergraduate Indigenous student.
To be eligible, students must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, be a current resident of the City of Mandurah and intend to enrol, or be enrolled, full-time in an undergraduate degree at Murdoch University.
The winners of the two remaining scholarships will be announced in August. Three new scholarships will be offered for study in 2020.