I am studying year 12 VCE this year. I am studying biology, sociology, psychology, general English and health & human development. I only heard about the Pinnacle Foundation in 2016 and immediately wanted to apply. I am truly grateful to be given the financial and educational support the Foundation provides. It has been difficult at school as I am a guy at a “girls” school, I came out in late 2014 and since then all of the school has been supportive of my transition and my gender identity. The scholarship will help lift financial stress off not just mine but my family’s shoulders and I will be able to apply as much effort as I possibly can to my studies.