UQ Indigenous student selected for Dr Evelyn Scott Scholarship
Published 20 Apr, 2023 · 3-minute read
UQ Medical student Kealey Griffiths is one of two recipients of the 2023 Dr Evelyn Scott Scholarship.
The other is from the University of Wollongong. Both will receive $15,000 to help support their university studies and community work aimed at making a positive impact on health outcomes in First Nations communities.
The Bupa Foundation scholarship supports First Nations future health professionals in honour of the legacy of Dr Scott, who was a proud Indigenous leader and former resident of Bupa's Mt Sheridan aged care home.
Ms Griffiths was recognised for her involvement in numerous First Nations health research papers.
"The scholarship will be a tremendous help that will go directly towards my studies allowing me to be a better student and eventually a more well-rounded clinician,” Ms Griffiths said.
"I would put any remaining funds towards attending Indigenous and general health seminars and conferences.
"In recent times, I've learned to be unapologetically and authentically myself and in doing so, I've been able to become a true champion of equality for the many communities I'm involved with."
Roger Sharp, Chief Sustainability and Corporate Affairs Officer for Bupa APAC, said it was a privilege to be able to honour Dr Scott's legacy by supporting talented students.
"Helping students focus on their studies and realise their personal dreams and ambitions is a vital part of our objectives to advance opportunities for First Nations health leaders and practitioners," Mr Sharp said.