Step up for scholarship support
Scholarship recipient Chelsea Grace Boehm has urged other students to apply for William Angliss Institute's scholarships which are now open for 2022.
Industry super fund Hostplus was delighted to continue its support for students in hospitality, awarding Chelsea the Hostplus Indigenous Scholarship in semester one 2021 to support her dream to one day open an Indigenous-inspired patisserie.
"At Hostplus we are passionate about hospitality and food. That's why we are committed to supporting today's students so that they can achieve their dreams and become tomorrow's stars," said the industry super fund.
"The last 18 months have been incredibly challenging for the sector. Many of our members are employed in hospitality, tourism, sports and recreation and have borne the brunt of disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We also know how tough it's been on students seeking tertiary qualifications to develop the skills needed to achieve their career goals."
Studying the Dual Qualification - Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (SIT30816) and Certificate IV in Patisserie (SIT40716) - Chelsea said the scholarship funds she received were very useful when it came to equipment and her travel as she commutes from Geelong.
"I also used the funds for my school fees just to do the course. I come from a large family and my mum has to provide for my younger siblings, therefore receiving this scholarship meant I was able to study my dream course," Chelsea said.
"After my course I plan to get experience mainly in patisseries but also in restaurants. I would like to find out more about the world of cooking when it comes to my Indigenous culture and learning how my people cook and how they use the native ingredients that come from our land.
Part of the cookery and patisserie courses at the Institute include using native ingredients from the Urban Indigenous Rain Garden at the Melbourne campus.
"I cannot explain how grateful I am to have received such an opportunity and assistance for my schooling and I highly recommend applying for a scholarship regardless of your academic achievements at the Institute. This scholarship also gave me the confidence and drive to do my best and helped me embrace who I am when it came to starting at this new school and making new friends.
"I would like to say a massive thank you to Hostplus as without them I would not be able to go to my dream school and pursue my passion and dreams of making it in the industry in Melbourne. I also want to thank the student services team and my teachers who helped me apply," Chelsea said.
William Angliss Institute Scholarship applications are now open for current and enrolling students, with the next round closing on 4 November 2021.
Published 21 October 2021