Meet our Indigenous Scholarship recipients

27 Feb 19

We’re pleased to announce the recipients of our 2019 Indigenous Scholarship Program.

In its second year, the program provides financial support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students studying in 2019 at either university or TAFE, or towards an apprenticeship or traineeship. The 2019 program saw the scholarship total double to $60,000 and six successful applicants will be awarded Scholarships.

Category 1: 3 x 10,000 to study at any Australian University

Brittney Campbell-Fisher (Bachelor of Midwifery), Kynan Clarke (Bachelor of Media Production) and Jessica Storrar (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)

Category 2: 1 x 10,000 to study at the University of Wollongong

Not awarded

Category 3: 2 x $5,000 to study at TAFE (excl apprenticeships and traineeships)

Lochlan Turnbull (Certificate III in Animal Studies) and Skye Gooch (Diploma of Community Services and Diploma of Community Development)

Category 4: 4 x $5,0000 to study towards a TAFE apprenticeship or traineeship at an approved Registered Training Organisation

Caitlin Cortis (Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology)

With more than 100 applications received from across Australia, the Indigenous Scholarship Committee were blown away by the calibre of applicants, the passion for learning and drive to improve local communities.

All six of our recipients demonstrated dedication to their studies, passion for personal growth and a promise to go on and create positive impact – not only in their lives but also in their local communities. We look forward to following their stories.

After careful consideration and review of the selection criteria, there were no Category 2 recipients and one recipient awarded a Scholarship in Category 4.

Due to the high calibre of submissions received in Category 1, an additional Scholarship outside the Scholarship fund has been awarded.

While the number of Indigenous students enrolling in university is growing, the most commonly reported reason for Indigenous students to seriously consider leaving university is financial difficulties. This scholarship program is our way of helping close the educational gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

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