15 students have graduated from Year 12 on a Gawura scholarship since we opened in 2007. Izak is our first student to have started in Kindergarten and completed Year 12, and he is now studying medicine at UNSW.
Georgia (pictured above) and her twin sister Rachel, are Wailwan Women from the Gomeroi Nation. They graduated Year 12 in 2015, after starting when Gawura opened in 2007.
Rachel is currently studying a Bachelor of Law/Arts at the University of Sydney and is working at the Aboriginal Legal Service.
Georgia has completed a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) at the University of Sydney and mid-way through a PhD at ACU in Aboriginal Education and Positive Psychology. Georgia is the first Gawura student to complete a PhD.
Graduates like Georgia and Rachel give us so much joy and hope. Both make themselves available to help Gawura with raising funds, they visit our students to inspire them and help with career opportunities for high school students.
Kas (pictured below with Izak & Sarah) is the first Gawura graduate to be accepted into Oxford University. Kas commenced her Master of Science in September 2019 on a Charlie Perkins Scholarship. Kas is a proud Mbarbarum, Kuku Yalanji, Yidinji and Gugu Yimidthirr descendant who last year graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science (Psychology) from the University of Sydney with a distinction average and received the annual University of Sydney Scholarship for Distinction.