02 August 2010
AFUWV scholarships for RMIT students
Celebrating the recipients of the Australian Federation of University Women scholarships: Eric Clarke, RMIT Ngarara Willim Centre; Rebecca Boss; Alexandra Irwin; Beckie Parkinson; and Professor Joyce Kirk, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students). Photo by Jenni Mitchell.
Three RMIT University students have been awarded scholarships from the Australian Federation of University Women Victoria to help with their continuing studies.
Social work student Rebecca Boss received the Marilyn Godley Scholarship for an Indigenous undergraduate; Alexandra Irwin, studying for a Bachelor of Science (Applied Science - Physics), received the Maureen Christie Bursary for a Fourth Year Honours student; and Beckie Parkinson has received the Catalysts' Society Centenary Bursary for a Diploma of Education student.
The AFUW Victoria is an association of women graduates that aims to serve and empower women through education and advocacy.
Professor Joyce Kirk, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students) and Vice-President, said the awards were offered on a competitive basis.
“The success of these three RMIT students demonstrates their commitment to pursuing their education, sometimes under very challenging circumstances.
“It’s wonderful that organisations like the Australian Federation of University Women Victoria recognise the hard work, resilience and achievements of our students.
“Hearing the stories told by the students at the awards ceremony was a very moving experience,” Professor Kirk said.