Ricky Stocker-Johns




If you’d have told a 14-year-old me he’d be the recipient of a scholarship specifically for Queer Students he’d have never believed you. To be the recipient of Pinnacle Scholarship in 2018 is both incredibly humbling and validating as young gay man. Having moved from the country to Adelaide in 2016 to study Medicine the last two years of my life have been incredible but also immensely difficult, emotionally, physically and financially. To have this scholarship behind me takes some weight off of my shoulders and will allow me to fully dedicate myself to my degree and prepare myself well as I transition into the hospitals and further my training. The support of the Pinnacle Foundation is so immensely important to me and I am honoured to be a part of the family.