Indigenous Health Scholarship 2023
Australian Catholic University, Ballarat, Vic
Bachelor of Nursing
Scholarship Awarded 2023
Rotary Clubs of Swan Hill, Swan Hill Sunrise and Albury North
How will I contribute to improving Indigenous health as a qualified medical practitioner or health worker?
I am a proud Gundijumurra person who has many dreams and aspirations that I want to fulfil. My background has taught me the importance of self-determination, the ability to dream big and that work and commitment will pave the way to opportunities and happiness. I feel proud to be a positive role model to my peers and I am the only Indigenous student at my school to complete Year 12 in 2021. I have a strong connection to community, which ahs mainly been taught to me by my father who works with Indigenous children in the local area of Echuca.
In 2022 I was accepted into the Australian Catholic University at Ballarat to complete a Bachelor of Nursing degree. My goal is to complete my studies then further my studies by doing postgraduate qualifications. I hope by studying nursing I can use my skills to work with and for Indigenous people to achieve this outcome through self-determination and education. I want to Close the Gap and be dedicated to improving health and justice outcomes for First Nations people. I feel I could contribute to Indigenous outcomes when I successfully get my Bachelor of Nursing degree as this will enable me to be able to work in Indigenous communities as a practising RN. It will allow me to pave the way in working with organisations to be culturally appropriate when providing health and services.