Indigenous Health Scholarship
University of Melbourne, VIC
Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health)
Scholarship Awarded 2016
Rotary Club of Wagga Wagga Murrumbidgee
Australian Catholic University, QLD
Bachelor of Midwifery (Indigenous)
Scholarship Awarded 2018
How will I contribute to improving Indigenous health as a qualified medical practitioner or health worker?
I have previously been successful in being offered a scholarship for your organisation in the years of 2014, 2015, and 2017 for my Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health), the opportunity really did help me be able to see the end of my degree. I was very grateful I was offered the scholarship and be able to meet all of the amazingly kind people I did while on that journey.
I am now beginning a new journey in midwifery, I have always seen myself working as a midwife but had never given myself enough credit in thinking I could do it, well with the help from you guys and successfully finishing my past degree I now believe I am able to pursue this dream and take up study again!
I think since having my first child in 2016 I have not stopped with my fascination of midwives and all they do for us mums and bubs. I am now hoping to turn my dream into reality and finish my degree in midwifery. Not only have I been accepted into this course I also get to study it through the Indigenous midwifery stream at Australian Catholic University which I am very grateful for.
I am hoping I can pass on and educate aboriginal mums to be the best version of themselves for their children from the very start and help minimize the statistics of health problems in the Aboriginal community. I believe that midwives are the best possible chance for us to help grow our children strong and healthy while making sure mums are looking after themselves.