The Future Direction Network is proud to announce that Christina Carol and Deveena Kumar from Fairfield High School are the 2016 FDN Scholarship recipients.
Christina Carol will pursue a Bachelor of Global Studies at the University of Sydney and will be mentored by Ashleigh Wright from Defence Housing Australia.
As part of Christina’s scholarship application, she highlighted the need for international interdependence and cooperation as being essential to sustain the world for future generations. “Being involved in international business will allow me to focus on Australia’s international relationship with other nations and will allow for the production of various jobs both domestically and internationally.”
Deveena Kumar will study a combined Bachelor of Laws / Media at the University of New South Wales and will be mentored by FDN Director Jennifer Slaviero, who has been a member of the FDN mentor program since inception.
In Deveena’s scholarship application, she spoke about her desire to strengthen national relations by keeping the community aware of current issues:
“I enjoy inquiring into contemporary world issues and believe that this course will expand my horizons and be a platform I can use to make a difference in my community and even internationally. I’ve been inspired by my studies in Extension English where my teacher has challenged the set values in our society, my studies have exposed me to new ways of thinking and perceiving the world and those around me”.
FDN Executive Chairman, Ninus Kanna added that “2016 marks the fourth year of the FDN scholarship”.
“FDN has now committed $198,000 in scholarship payments to eleven students. It has been a pleasure announcing scholarship recipients over the past four years and reflects the continuity and sustainability of the FDN Scholarship. I reiterate what I said last year, 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.”