Our Scholars

2021 Featured Scholars

Hamil Nauzer

Science / Advanced Studies (Animal and Veterinary Bioscience / Gender Studies)
The Peter Brennan AM & Michael Lynch Scholarship (No.2)
NSW

Annika Reynolds

Laws (Honours) / International Security Studies
The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG Scholarship
ACT

Mitchell Bidner

Nursing & Behavioual Science
The Australian Marriage Equality Scholarship
QLD

Tyson Crilly

Science/Arts
The St. George Foundation Scholarship
QLD

Noah de Losa

Medicine
The Dr Vinay Kumar Scholarship
VIC

Stephanie Madigan

Politics/ Philosophy/ Economics
The Accenture Scholarship
SA

Patrick Webster

Medicine
The Pinnacle Foundation Public Health Scholarship
WA

Chase Bautista

Biomedical Science
Commonwealth Bank Scholarship
VIC

Sarah Sanford

Sarah Sandford

Immunology
The Alan Joyce AC & Shane Lloyd Scholarship
VIC

Anna Kimpton

Law
The Bill Chambers Scholarship
WA

David Edward

David Edwards

Media/Marketing/Teaching
BHP Scholarship
WA

Stephanie Green

Science
Commonwealth Bank Scholarship
QLD

Keiraley O’Connor

Medical science
Commonwealth Bank Scholarship
NSW

Connor Allen

Connor Allen

Medicine
The Brian Terrence Reilly Scholarship
VIC

Alistair Ott

Media Production, Visual Communication, and Creative Writing
Snow Foundation Scholarship
ACT

Arne Orstavik

Law
The Allan Howard Scholarship
NT

Anu Francis

Anu Francis

Education (Secondary & Special Education)
The Pippa Downes Scholarship
SA

Sujin Jang

Sujin Jang

Medicine
The Peter Brennan AM & Michael Lynch Scholarship
NSW

Lisa Brandenburg

Master of Social Work
Commonwealth Bank Scholarship
NSW

Dylan Barnes

Bachelor of Arts majoring in Indigenous Studies and Politics
The Bibbulmun Fund Scholarship
NSW

Lili Murtagh

Lili Murtagh

Teaching
The Reg Holloway Scholarship
QLD

Curtis Haas

Law
The Allens Scholarship
VIC

Mikhayla Jane Azzopardi

Medicine
The Michael Gorman Scholarship
NSW

Odette Maher

Engineering (Digital Technology & Design)
The Clark Walton Scholarship
VIC

Rachel Hemer

Bachelors of Science - Masters of Teaching
The Maurice Joyce Scholarship
SA

Tavonga Nzenza-Grant

Tavonga Nzenza-Grant

Commerce
The Duncan Peerman & Paul Zahra Scholarship
VIC

Wesley Grey

Arts
The SHK Asia Pacific Scholarship
VIC

Benjamin Narooz Mcgrory

Benjamin McGrory

Arts/Law
The Berg Family Foundation Scholarship
NSW

2021 Scholars

Alistair Ott

Media Production, Visual Communication, and Creative Writing

Snow Foundation Scholarship, ACT

I am currently in my honours year for a double bachelor degree in Media Production, Visual Communication, and Creative Writing at the University of Canberra. My proposed honours thesis research discusses alternative…

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Anna Kimpton

Law

The Bill Chambers Scholarship, WA

Hi, I’m Anna and I’m going into my third year of Business Law at the University of Western Australia (main Crawley campus). I’m originally from Bunbury…

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Annika Reynolds

Laws (Honours) / International Security Studies

The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG Scholarship, ACT

I am a fifth-year undergraduate student studying Laws (Honours)/International Security Studies, minoring in Korean at Australian National University (ANU), with a GPA of 6.7.    I am a…

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Arne Orstavik

Law

The Allan Howard Scholarship, NT

Arne will be undertaking first year studies at Charles Darwin University in the Bachelor of Law Course at the Darwin, Northern Territory campus in 2021. Having been born and raised in Alice Springs, and now living in…

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Chase Bautista

Biomedical Science

Commonwealth Bank Scholarship, VIC

I’m in my second year of Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Deakin University, Waurn Ponds. I’m a transgender man and have struggled to find people who understand…

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Curtis Haas

Law

The Allens Scholarship, VIC

Hi, I’m Curtis, I’m a second year Juris Doctor student at the University of Melbourne. I’m originally from Tasmania, and the first in my family…

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Dylan Barnes

Bachelor of Arts majoring in Indigenous Studies and Politics

The Bibbulmun Fund Scholarship, NSW

I’m Dylan Barnes and I am a proud Wiradjuri person born and raised on the Central Coast with cultural connections to the Ngardi people of East Arnhem…

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Hamil Nauzer

Science / Advanced Studies (Animal and Veterinary Bioscience / Gender Studies)

The Peter Brennan AM & Michael Lynch Scholarship (No.2), NSW

I am a Sri-Lankan Australian transgender man who travelled a bit when I was a child. I have been in Sydney since 2014. Life was…

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Keiraley O’Connor

Medical science

Commonwealth Bank Scholarship, NSW

I am studying a Bachelor of Science in the stream of Medical Science. I commenced my studies in 2018 and am due to complete my…

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Lisa Brandenburg

Master of Social Work

Commonwealth Bank Scholarship, NSW

I will commence studying a Master of Social Work (Qualifying) in 2021 at the University of Sydney (Camperdown Campus). This is a two-year program and will…

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Mikhayla Jane Azzopardi

Medicine

The Michael Gorman Scholarship, NSW

Hello! My name is Mikhayla and I am very excited to be starting my first year of my Doctor of Medicine at the University of…

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Mitchell Bidner

Nursing & Behavioual Science

The Australian Marriage Equality Scholarship, QLD

Mitchell will be undertaking first year studies at Queensland University of Technology in the Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Behavioural Science, Kelvin Grove and…

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Noah de Losa

Medicine

The Dr Vinay Kumar Scholarship, VIC

Joining The Pinnacle Foundation has been incredibly meaningful to me, and I am grateful to have been chosen as a recipient of such a generous and inclusive…

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Odette Maher

Engineering (Digital Technology & Design)

The Clark Walton Scholarship, VIC

I have been accepted into an engineering double degree at Monash University Clayton campus in 2021.  I come from a pretty traditional upbringing in Lilydale, although I…

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Patrick Webster

Medicine

The Pinnacle Foundation Public Health Scholarship, WA

My aim is to pursue a career in healthcare … a huge field, I know! I have become increasingly certain that this is a career that infuses…

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Rachel Hemer

Bachelors of Science - Masters of Teaching

The Maurice Joyce Scholarship, SA

Hi my name is Rachel Hemer and I am a fifth-year student studying a double degree: Masters of Teaching/Bachelor of Science. I am currently studying at Flinders…

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Stephanie Green

Science

Commonwealth Bank Scholarship, QLD

In 2021 I will begin studying a Master in Science at the University of Queensland (UQ), St Lucia, where I will specialise in applied mathematics.  I completed my…

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Stephanie Madigan

Politics/ Philosophy/ Economics

The Accenture Scholarship, SA

I am embarking on my first year of a Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Adelaide.  Over the past five years, I have explored numerous public…

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Tyson Crilly

Science/Arts

The St. George Foundation Scholarship, QLD

My name is Tyson Crilly, and I have just been accepted as the St. George Foundation Scholarship recipient for 2021 following my recent graduation from…

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Wesley Grey

Arts

The SHK Asia Pacific Scholarship, VIC

In 2021, I’ll be continuing my academic journey into my honours year in psychology at the University of Melbourne.  As a young gay man growing up in rural NSW,…

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