2019

Andy Tran

Andy Tran

Chemical Engineering

The Duncan Peerman & Paul Zahra Scholarship, SA

I am extremely grateful for the Pinnacle Foundation’s support in my future. The Pinnacle family have connected me with inspiring LGBTIQ+ students, professionals and allies…

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Arthur Forrest

Arthur Forrest

Medical Laboratory Science

The Shelley Argent OAM Scholarship, QLD

“It still doesn’t feel real to me that I have such an amazing community behind me and so much support from my mentor, my fellow…

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Benjamin Henry

Benjamin Henry

Law

The SHK Scholarship, VIC

The incredible generosity of those at Pinnacle and SHK have allowed me to enter my final year of law with confidence in my career path…

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Blair Schuch

Blair Schuch

Medicine

The Ros & Diana Coffey Scholarship, QLD

I only realised how difficult the last few years have been after I received a Pinnacle scholarship. Before I received the scholarship, I was only…

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Brock Manson

Brock Manson

Arts

The Pinnacle Foundation Scholarship, VIC

I have been passionate about the power of the law since high school. When a barrister stands in a court room and argues before a…

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Bronte Charles

Bronte Charles

Political Science

Snow Foundation Scholarship, ACT

“The Pinnacle Foundation has given me the ability to pursue my ambitious educational goals by assisting me to move to Canberra to attend the Australian…

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Connor Allen

Connor Allen

Medicine

The Brian Terrence Reilly Scholarship, VIC

Being in such awe-inspiring company as my fellow scholars and the Pinnacle team, I am beyond grateful for the acceptance and belonging that this organisation…

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Dean Mrotzek

Dean Mrotzek

Science

Commonwealth Bank Scholarship, NSW

Trust in your struggle… After the disowning from my family, friends and home country for being LGBTQI+. I was left disconnected and forced to leave…

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Dylan Lloyd

Dylan Lloyd

Law/Criminology

The Harvey Milk Scholarship, NSW

Words can’t express how grateful I am for the support of the Pinnacle Foundation – from the other amazing scholars, to my brilliant mentor and…

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Emery Wishart

Emery Wishart

Education

Commonwealth Bank Scholarship, WA

Studying my second year of a Bachelor of Education my hope is to become an inspiring Primary School teacher. I voluntarily manage the non-profit organisation…

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Georg Tamm

Georg Tamm

PhD Commerce

Commonwealth Bank Scholarship, NSW

During my Undergraduate degree I had a tough couple of years that were financially and emotionally difficult. As I begin my PhD at the University…

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Georgie Stone

Georgie Stone

Arts

The Clark Walton Scholarship, VIC

For a long time, I didn’t know anyone else who was trans like me. I felt isolated, and alone. This is why I am so…

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Isobel Blomfield

Isobel Blomfield

Law

The John Goldbaum Scholarship, NSW

“As I transition from University to professional life, the Pinnacle scholarship has helped me financially, socially and emotionally. One of the most rewarding parts is…

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James Holland

James Holland

Arts/Law

Commonwealth Bank Scholarship, VIC

In my fifth year of a Bachelor of Law (Honours)/Arts at Monash University, I am excited by all things public policy. The experience of growing…

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Julien Grosmaire

Julien Grosmaire

Veterinary Science

The QBE Scholarship, NSW

I always dreamt of being a vet from a very young age. When I was offered a position in the veterinary course in Wagga Wagga,…

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Lewis McFarlane

Lewis McFarlane

PhD Science

The James Collins & Tony Nelson Scholarship, SA

My goal is to become an academic in the field of Medicinal chemistry so that I can use my passion for chemistry to help people….

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M’Keely Armstrong

M’Keely Armstrong

Paramedicine

The Maurice Joyce Scholarship, QLD

“Never forget what you are, the rest of the world will not. Wear it like armour and it can never be used to hurt you.” ~…

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Murray Gatt

Murray Gatt

Arts/Law

The Greg Livingstone Scholarship, NSW

Receiving a scholarship from the Pinnacle Foundation is an opportunity for personal and professional development more impactful than I could have anticipated. Being connected with…

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Nathan Cappelluti

Nathan Cappelluti

Medicine

The Tom Snow Scholarship, SA

“My world’s been flipped on its head this year, and without the support of Pinnacle it wouldn’t have been possible.” I’ve been able to move…

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We are proud to continue supporting the following returning scholars from 2018:
Ainsley (Sley) Mann – Snow Foundation Scholarship,
Caitlin Frost – Pinnacle Foundation Scholarship,
Elliot Rentoul – Commonwealth Bank Scholarship,
Hannah Worsley – Commonwealth Bank Scholarship,
Harry Norris – The Manikay Partners Scholarship,
Isabel (Izzy) Treacy – Commonwealth Bank Scholarship,
Max Taylor – Pinnacle Foundation Scholarship,
Oliver McGrath – Brian Terrence Reilly Scholarship,
Rhian Mordaunt – Pinnacle Foundation Scholarship,
Ricky Stocker-Johns – The Selig Family Scholarship,
Sam Kroon – Pinnacle Foundation Scholarship