Two VU students have been awarded scholarships through the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation $100 million scholarship fund.
The annual awards program is dedicated to supporting young Australians who have ‘the imagination to shape Australia’s future’.
Students Moira Coleman and Amy Marks, both studying VU’s new Bachelor of Screen Media, have received awards in the young technologist category which offers support to undergraduate students with an interest and talent in technology and innovation.
Both Moira and Amy are passionate about pursuing careers in the media and interested in how visual and sound mediums can be used to communicate and effect social change.
“I want to work in screen media because it's a platform that transcends cultures and abilities. It's also one of the most versatile technology platforms and allows me to explore my interests that include comedy, social justice and disability advocacy, radio broadcasting, and social media content,” says Amy.
As well as receiving $5,000 a year in funding for up to five years, young technologist scholarship recipients are inducted into the Westpac Scholars Alumni program which includes networking, learning and career development opportunities.