NAIDOC Week 2021 – 4 to 11 July 2021

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During NAIDOC Week, we are celebrating the achievements of our First Nations Scholars and Alumni from across Australia!

Pictured above – Year 9 QLD Scholars Alexis Fisher, Lara Parter & McKenzie Dempsey 

We are shining a spotlight on Kawana Crowe, one of our First Nations alumna, who is originally from Nambucca Heads; Nambucca Heads is the current and historical homeland of the Gumbaynggirr people. Kawana is one of our scholars from our first graduating class in 2019.

Kawana’s achievements are numerous. She is the first in her immediate family to go to University. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Science/ Bachelor of Advanced Studies majoring in Genetics, Genomics, and Chemistry at the University of Sydney.

Kawana is part of the University of Sydney Dalyell Scholars Honors Group, and she was awarded a University of Sydney Early Offer Scholarship, valued at $5950. She was also awarded the University of Sydney Indigenous Entry Scholarship, valued at $10,000, and the Mana Yura Accommodation Award, valued at $18,000.

Kawana plays a key role in our alumni program, often attending events with Harding Miller’s staff to speak about her Harding Miller Scholar experiences.
Kawana has also taken on the following roles, Student Ambassador and Student Leader at University; she was recently involved in welcoming and speaking to a group of Year 12 Harding Miller Scholars who attended a Future Friday event at the University of Sydney in March.

Kawana is on target to reach her goal of becoming become a Scientist, and we couldn’t be prouder!!!

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