Nominations open for two school awards

Cabramatta MP Nick Lalich is urging parents, teachers, principals and community members to nominate students for two prestigious awards.

The Fred Hollows Humanity Awards recognises Year 6 students who display compassion, integrity and kindness towards others. All nominees will receive a certificate and be recognised at a virtual presentation ceremony later this year.

The Harding Miller Foundation Scholarship Program is open to all young women in year 8 targeting high potential girls from low socioeconomic circumstances.

The scholarships are valued at $20,000 over the course of four years and the successful applicants will receive a laptop, mobile data, remote helpdesk support and $2500 personal tutoring.

"These kids are our future," Mr Lalich said.

"We know that a good education is the best creator of opportunity, and I know all families want their children to receive the best education.

"Now, more than ever, we need to support these future leaders by recognising them for their hard work."