Receiving the Kirner Kosky Scholarship started the journey for alumna, Wiradjuri woman Tahlia Zayat.
During her first year of study, Tahlia showed huge potential as an inspirational future leader, and was awarded a Kirner Kosky Scholarship. Each year, two scholarships are awarded to support two female students from Melbourne’s west who have faced barriers in their education, for the duration of their degree.
The scholarship fund honours two remarkable women – former Premier, The Hon Joan Kirner and former Minister for Education, the Hon Lynne Kosky – who both championed Melbourne’s western region in everything they did. VU established the fund which bears both names to acknowledge the many parallels in their careers, their shared commitment to education and their own strong personal connection.
Tahlia is the first Kirner Kosky scholarship graduate and we are proud to share her story with you.