Tafe scholarship paints fresh future for Wagga mum

Grand boost: Wagga mum Juanita McLauchlan says the Mick Young Scholarship, worth $1000, will help sculpt her artistic future.
Grand boost: Wagga mum Juanita McLauchlan says the Mick Young Scholarship, worth $1000, will help sculpt her artistic future.

Surviving on one income, mother-of-four Juanita McLauchlan said she often put her passion to one side.

That was until she received a game-changing scholarship. 

The TAFE student was awarded the Mick Young Scholarship, worth $1000, to assist during her studies.

Taking on a Diploma of Visual Arts, Ms McLauchlan can now purchase the expensive items needed to complete her artistic education.

“This has just given me that extra boost to be able to purchase quality resources for my study,” Ms McLauchlan said. 

“Materials can be quite costly so I’m very excited and thankful to be given this money.”

Arts and media teacher Mary-Jane Griggs said the funding would allow Ms McLauchlan to treat herself to “really good resources ... to create fabulous imagery”.