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Vice-Chancellor awards 2009 Indigenous Scholarships

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

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Congratulations to Julieka Stewart and Joyce Dimer, the 2009 recipients of the Vice-Chancellor’s Indigenous Scholarship.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Kerry Cox presented Julieka and Joyce with their awards today at a ceremony held at Kurongkurl Katitjin.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Indigenous Scholarship is offered to Indigenous Australian students enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree and recognises academic merit, leadership and contributions within the community. The scholarship is valued at $2,500 per semester for full-time study or pro-rata for part-time students.

Julieka is currently studying exercise and sports science at the Joondalup Campus. Originally from Broome, Julieka has a passion for coaching and educating young people in her sport of choice – touch football. Upon the completion of her degree at the end of this year, Julieka plans to complete a Graduate Diploma of Education so she can go back to the country and teach young people about the importance of health and fitness.

Joyce is studying Social Work at the South West campus and has more than 12 years experience working with the Aboriginal Medical Service in Bunbury. Joyce has been recognised by the community for her work as an advocate, leader and mentor wining the WA Seniors Award in 2008 and the Aboriginal Community Elder of the Year earlier this year.

Congratulations to Julieka and Joyce for their outstanding contributions. Students interested in applying for this scholarship program in 2010 should visit the Scholarships website.

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