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Prestigious scholars

Michael Tang, Don Watts High Achiever Scholarship

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The Don Watts High Achiever Scholarship has allowed me to focus on my studies and pursue my personal and academic goals without any financial stress.

The opportunity to go on exchange will broaden my horizons and help further my personal development.

Pratul Awasthi, New Colombo Plan Scholarship Fellow 2014

Pratul has gone to Nanyang Technological University in Singapore for 4 months and said, “The New Colombo Plan Scholarship will be a window to the Indo Pacific region and help deepen Australia’s relationships with Asia. This scholarship will give me the opportunity to study in Singapore, which is a melting pot of diverse and varied cultures. I will be learning Mandarin along with my engineering units and I am sure to forge life long friendships. This prestigious scholarship could not have been possible without the unstinted support of Curtin Scholarships, Study Abroad and Student Exchange Offices, who supported me through the entire process.”

Find more about Pratul on the Curtin News and Events website.

Rhodes Scholar 2012 Lauren Dancer (Australia-at-Large & St John's 2012)

Lauren completed her Bachelor of Laws and International Relations (2009) and Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (2010) at Griffith University.

She has a keen interest in international human rights, including how the rights of ethnic minorities and indigenous people can be better protected and promoted. She is an active member of the New South Wales Young Lawyers Human Rights and International Law Committees, and the Women Lawyers' Associations of New South Wales and Queensland. Lauren has volunteered with the Refugee and Immigration Legal Service and has tutored survivors of trauma and torture. She has served as President of the Griffith Organising Debating Society and has participated in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Hong Kong.

Lauren enjoys studying German and French, kayaking, hip hop and afro jazz.

Ms Jessica Mathie, John Monash Scholar 2013

Jessica has a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Arts in Linguistics, and has worked as a Linguist then Senior Linguist in Port Hedland for the last four years.

During this time she worked with the Yinhawangka people to record and document their critically endangered language, spoken today by only a handful of people. She has played a leadership role in her region and her discipline, and her work addresses the loss of indigenous linguistic diversity in Australia (only 20 of 250 languages are still being passed on to children).

2010 Prime Minister's Australia Asia Outgoing Postgraduate Award, Susanne Sugiarto

(Curtin University, School of Electrical Engineering and Computing)

Studying more efficient and cost effective wind energy technology methods, Susanne furthered her research into fixed speed wind energy conversion systems that incorporate a cheap and robust induction generator by travelling to China to spend a year at Beijing's Tsing Hua University.

Clyde McGill, 2008 Fulbright Scholar

Through a Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship sponsored by Anthony Joseph Pratt, Clyde McGill furthered his research into the impact of democracy on the ambiguity of contemporary borders, including the American-Pacific-Australian Border at the Parsons New School for Design, New York.

Duncan Corrigall, Frank Knox Fellow

Master of Architecture (Honours), University of Sydney; Bachelor of Design in Architecture, University of Sydney. Graduate School of Design, Master of Architecture II

Duncan is a Registered Architect in Australia. He is undertaking this post-professional Masters to reawaken the links between theory and practice while continuing his recent focus on regional public work, low-skill building practices, material studies, and public space.