Scholarships to open doors
LEEDERVILLE resident Angie Kings-Lynne says she hopes a new PhD scholarship program will help open doors for students.
Valued at $120,000 each, 17 postgraduate scholarships will be available across Australia for students who want to study an area that would encourage technology, social change or promote Australia-Asia ties. UWA will partner with Westpac’s Bicentennial Foundation to deliver the Future Leaders Scholarship in WA.
“My scholarship really opened a lot of doors and that’s the way I see this scholarship,” Dr KingsLynne said.
“By rewarding people for choosing any of the three areas, it will help push those ideas.
“There will be a lot of mentoring involved.”
As ambassador for the scholarship, Dr Kings-Lynne, who has a PhD in Robotics, is encouraging undergraduates to apply for the scholarship by the cut-off date on September 30.
The program will support 17 Australians through their studies, providing a nine-month leadership development program, networking opportunities to generate pathways to career prospects and the chance for global experience.