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Scholarships are awarded to provide educational opportunities for women -GROUP

Scholarships are awarded to provide educational opportunities for women -GROUP

Five incredible Territory women have been awarded 2022 Minister for Women’s Scholarships, giving them access to fantastic higher education and training opportunities to advance their skillsets and careers.

The scholarships are administered by Charles Darwin University (CDU), with all of the inspirational winners pursuing higher education or vocational education and training (VET) opportunities with the university.

One of the most important aspects of advocating for women in the equality and inclusion space is to ensure we are providing opportunities for long-term economic security and enhancing access to employment opportunities.

There is no better way to enhance employment and economic security outcomes than to deliver great education and training opportunities.

These scholarships, worth $15,000 each for the higher education and Science, Information Technology and Engineering scholarships and $5,000 each for the three VET scholarships, one in non-traditional trades, open doors for women to enter into traditionally male-dominated industries, and those that traditionally have higher earning capacity.

Northern Territory Minister for Equality and Inclusion, Lauren Moss was proud to recognise the five scholarship winners at an awards ceremony on Friday evening. There were more than 180 applicants, with the five scholarships going to:

Jillian Wong – Higher Education Scholarship;Laiba Suhail – Science, Information Technology and Engineering Higher Education Scholarship;Amy Schembri – VET Scholarship;Carmen Ansaldo – VET Scholarship;Shanae Kuo – Non-traditional trades VET Scholarship.

The Minister for Equality and Inclusion was Minister for Women when this year’s scholarships were launched and will retain responsibility for women’s policy within the broader equality and inclusion portfolio.

Quotes from Minister for Equality and Inclusion, Lauren Moss

“These scholarships provide a real incentive for women to undertake higher education and vocational training to enhance their career opportunities.

“Diversity in the workplace is really important and positive initiatives like these will go a long way to achieving broader and bigger objectives, like closing the gender pay gap and delivering meaningful and positive change for women’s access to employment opportunities and economic security.

“I thank CDU for administering the scholarships and all of the applicants for sharing their inspiring stories.

“Congratulations to all of the winners, and I wish them all well in their chosen field of study this year.”

Quotes from scholarship recipient Jillian Wong

“I am beyond grateful for this rare opportunity that supports young women like myself in their studies whilst they achieve their dreams and soar to new heights.

“Here is to many more women finding success and happiness in their lives.”

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