FDN Announces 2015 Scholarship Recipients

Mar 13, 2015   //   by admin   //   Uncategorized  //  No Comments

The Future Direction Network is proud to announce that Catherine Londos from Hurlstone Agriculture High School, Emily Margetts from John Edmonson High School and Rita Au from Mary Mackillop High School are the 2015 FDN Scholarship recipients.

Catherine Londos will pursue a Bachelor of International and Global Studies at the University of Sydney and will be mentored by Uyi Ighodaro from Barclays Australia.

As part of Catherine’s scholarship application, she noted her desire to “work in international relations and build a career in international law”, stating that her career goal “is to become a practicing lawyer, particularly in the area of international criminal and human rights law”.

Emily Margetts will study for a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Education (Secondary) at the University of NSW and will be mentored by former high school teacher Narelle Alvaro, who has been a member of the FDN mentor program since 2013.

In Emily’s scholarship application, she spoke about her desire to help inspire other young people through teaching visual arts:

I aim to become a visual arts teacher as I love visual arts and would really enjoy teaching what I love. I hope to be a great teacher who is not only friendly but also teaches necessary discipline. I would like to inspire students and aid them in achieving their goals. I feel as though helping other people and teaching them would be a very rewarding career”.

Rita Au will study a combined Bachelor of Commerce/Arts at Macquarie University and will be mentored by Woolworths Australia Executive Karen Madden.

Rita stated in her scholarship application her intention to achieve her goal of entering the corporate world through “continuous hard work”.

Rita described herself as being “very driven and passionate”, intent on dedicating her time and commitment to “learning more, listening to others with expertise, seeking advice and to grow as an individual” while she studies at university.

FDN Executive Chairman, Ninus Kanna added that “2015 is a watermark year”.

“By announcing three more scholarship recipients this year, FDN has now committed $162,000 in scholarship payments to nine students. We are extremely proud of each recipient and feel very privileged to be in a position to assist them in working towards their academic potential at university.”

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