Giving back to the community
"The scholarships have focused my studies and freed up time that I spent working outside of university."
A scholarship allowed Jazzmine Evans to dedicate more time to her studies and work with RMIT's NgararaWillim Centre for Indigenous students.
RMIT Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice Administration) student Jazzmine Evans often reflects on the opportunities that access to education can bring.
"The scholarships have focused my studies and freed up time that I spent working outside of university," she says.
In her first year at RMIT, studying for a Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice Administration), Jazzmine was studying full-time whilst working and had almost no spare time.
As the recipient of a George Alexander Foundation Scholarship, Jazzmine was able to supplement her education and living expenses as well as dedicate more time to her study and social pursuits, such as her involvement with RMIT's Ngarara Willim Centre, art, photography and her blog, kennynjenny.blogspot.com.
"The scholarships have really been a fantastic help to me and everyone at RMIT's Scholarships office has been very supportive," she said.
Once she graduates, Ms Evans is keen to make a difference in Indigenous communities through work with Indigenous Australians in community development and community corrections.
"There is still a lot of work that needs to be done in indigenous communities around Australia and I want to be one of the people who gets their hands dirty and makes a real difference."
You may recognise Jazzmine from RMIT's recent series of TV ads.
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