2018

Ainsley Mann

Ainsley Mann

Arts/Science

ACT

The Pinnacle Foundation has done more for me than I could ever really put into words. Not only have they helped me move away from…

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Caitlin Frost

Caitlin Frost

Cert IV Youth Work

VIC

The Pinnacle Foundation is everything I stand for. My current goal through study is to work with LGBTIQ+ youth and I am so grateful for…

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Elliot Rentoul

Elliot Rentoul

Teaching

QLD

I was surprised and humbled to be receiving the Pinnacle Scholarship this year. Although I think we all face the professional realm with a bit…

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Hannah Worsley

Hannah Worsley

Education

ACT

As a rural queer person, being awarded a Pinnacle Foundation Scholarship is not only a massive honour, but also a rare and important opportunity to…

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Izzy Treacy

Izzy Treacy

Law

ACT

The Pinnacle foundation has provided me with unbelievable opportunities through the presentation of this scholarship. The Foundation does such amazing work for young LGBT+ youth,…

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Jacinta Clark

Jacinta Clark

Medicine

SA

I talked myself out of applying for a scholarship 3 years in a row because I thought I wasn’t queer enough or disadvantaged enough. It…

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Jack Townsend

Jack Townsend

Law

VIC

I’m very grateful to have been granted a Pinnacle Foundation Scholarship for 2018. As I finish my final year of law, the support the Pinnacle…

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Joshua Reilly

Joshua Reilly

Teaching

QLD

The Pinnacle Foundation has provided me with an amazing start to the next stage of my studies. Not only has the financial support alleviated a…

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Kai Schweizer

Kai Schweizer

Arts (Creative Writing)

WA

I am deeply honoured to be a 2018 Pinnacle Scholar. For the first time in my studies, I am able to focus on working toward…

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Laura Cripps

Laura Cripps

Law

VIC

Receiving the Pinnacle Foundation Scholarship has been a highlight of my University career. Not only has the foundation given me financial support through my Scholarship,…

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Lewis Gentle

Lewis Gentle

Commerce

VIC

Pinnacle has provided a lifeline in furthering our education as LGBTQI+ youth. Not only can we now meet the financial obligations of university, but have…

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Max Taylor

Max Taylor

HSC

VIC

Receiving this scholarship has been the most life changing experience for me, and I am so thankful and happy to be a part of the…

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Nic Wright

Nic Wright

Science (Psychology & Criminology)

QLD

The support the Pinnacle Foundation has given me is immeasurable. The financial aspect of the scholarship has allowed me to focus on my degree and…

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Oliver McGrath

Oliver McGrath

Medicine

QLD

I am very grateful to be awarded a 2018 Pinnacle Foundation Scholarship, and knowing that I have the support and encouragement of the Foundation, and…

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Rhian Mordaunt

Rhian Mordaunt

Arts/Law

NSW

The Pinnacle Foundation does far more than providing financial support to marganlised students. It creates a strong network of talented LGBT+ youth and transforms us…

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Ricky Stocker-Johns

Ricky Stocker-Johns

Medicine

SA

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…

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Ruben Blackwood

Ruben Blackwood

Psychology

QLD

I have never had a community of people around me who were casually and unassumingly accepting and supportive of my identity, so I failed to…

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Sam Kroon

Sam Kroon

Microbiology

NSW

“you never swim in the same ocean twice; its never the same ocean, and its never the same you” (author unknown)

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Stefan Boyd

Stefan Boyd

Information Systems

VIC

During my time at Swinburne I came across the Pinnacle Foundation scholarship program which I’m thrilled to be part of. This scholarship will help to…

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Tamasyn Carman

Tamasyn Carman

Physiotherapy

QLD

It is both an honour and a privilege to been named a 2018 Pinnacle Foundation scholar. Foundations like Pinnacle are changing the lives of young…

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Tilly Houghton

Tilly Houghton

Law

VIC

Being an LGBTIQ student last year was difficult for everyone – and law school sometimes makes hypothetical situations out of very real and traumatic experiences…

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Tynah Pearson

Tynah Pearson

Education

VIC

The Pinnacle Foundation is a big community that welcomes you with open arms to a safe and caring family. I feel so privileged to be…

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Victoria Knight

Victoria Knight

Arts (History and Cultural Studies)

SA

The Pinnacle Foundation has opened so many doors for me that I would not have been able to access without that support. I have been…

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We are proud to support our returning scholars from previous years:
Angel Star St James,
Jordan Brown,
Wade Goldwyer,
Cody Luke,
Harrison Norris,
Brandon Saputra,
Rhiannon Harris,
Cai Mia Langford,
Alex Bradford,
Axel Rose,
Lara Tonkin,
Joel Wilson