Schol­ar­ships to open doors

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

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.

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