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New Indigenous Scholarships

January 09, 2012
Posted by: Jonathan Billingham, 12:37AM

We are pleased to announce three new accommodation scholarships that have been awarded to Indigenous students of the University of New South Wales, enabling them to live in the New College community during 2012. The funds for these scholarships have been made available by the Australian School of Business (ASB) Indigenous Program. Integrated scholarship programs are one of many ways that New College seeks to serve the wider University of New South Wales community. The partnership that is developing with the ASB Indigenous Program is in line with New College’s aim to expand our own Indigenous Scholarship Program.

One of the three new accommodation scholarships has been awarded to an Indigenous Post-graduate student to live at New College Village. Mr Kelvin Brown, who will be undertaking postgraduate studies with the ASB, is the recipient. Two half-fee accommodation scholarships have also been awarded to two, very deserving young Indigenous women. Khierah Salam, from the Gold Coast, and Makenzie Russell, from Wollongong, will both be residents of New College in 2012 as they begin their undergraduate studies in Commerce with the Australian School of Business, UNSW. These girls were selected from a strong field of candidates, many of whom had just completed the UNSW Indigenous pre-program in Business.

New College is committed to providing opportunities for Indigenous Australians to study at the University of New South Wales. New College works closely with Nura Gili to support Indigenous students and is seen as an accommodation provider of choice for Indigenous students. As a result, Nura Gili helped to secure a four year full-fee scholarship for an Indigenous student. The Paul and Mabs George Memorial Scholarship, is a gift to assist an Indigenous student by providing full paid accommodation at New College while studying an undergraduate degree at UNSW. In 2012 , the Paul and Mabs George Memorial scholarship will continue to be held by medicine student and New College resident, Remaliah King.

If you are interested in supporting New College as we seek to expand our Indigenous Scholarship Program, or if your organisation is interested in partnering with New College, as the Australian School of Business and Nura Gili both have, then please contact the Public Relations Office on 9381 1740 or send an email to j.billingham@newcollege.unsw.edu.au

 

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