GW-NSW was delighted to announce the recipients of four recent awards. Thanks to the diligent work of the scholarship and award assessors, The Jamieson, Joan Ritchie and Education Trust awards have been announced. Due to the current lockdowns, the presentation of certificates will be rescheduled for another time.

Jamieson Award – Vaidehi Mahapatra

Vaidehi (pictured above) is an impressive Bachelor of International and Global Studies and Bachelor of Laws student, and current Scholar’s Awardee at The University of Sydney. Amidst her studies and contributions to the university, Vaidehi has also previously volunteered at the Redfern Legal Centre and Justice Action, a criminal justice not-for-profit organisation, assisting vulnerable and low income people.

Joan Ritchie Award – Hannah Griffin

Hannah is studying a Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Wollongong. Along with her full time studies she works as a care worker in the aged care industry. She said she had recognised a need to further her clinical skills, job satisfaction and career diversification and decided to commit to Nursing.

The Education Trust Awards

2020 – Natalie Purcell 

Natalie is currently studying a Bachelor of Science (Zoology)/Bachelor of Natural Science (Animal Science) at Western Sydney University, with plans to pursue a Masters of Teaching (Secondary) upon completion. She hopes to inspire the next generation of students to follow their passions in areas of STEM, biodiversity and agriculture.

2021 – Stephanie King 

Stephanie is studying a Bachelor of Design in Architecture at the University of Technology in Sydney and hopes to go on to complete her Masters. She has a particular interest in sustainable design, urban planning and affordable housing, and is passionate about the future of architecture in a climate change environment with a view to contributing to a more sustainable approach.

We thank our wonderful assessors and Scholarship Co-convenors Dr Christine Jennett and Dr Joyce Kirk. And congratulate all four awardees and wish them the very best with their continued studies, hopes and aspirations for their careers.