Scholarships are transformational to the lives of the students who receive them and a true investment in the future. Thanks to donors like you, VU continues to award the Kirner Kosky Scholarship to deserving female students from the west of Melbourne so they can continue to follow their dreams.
Each year, two Kirner Kosky 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. VU established the fund which bears both names to acknowledge their own strong personal connection, the many parallels in their careers and their shared commitment to education.
Some of our current recipients have shared their thanks to donors.