The Charlie Perkins Scholarship trust will be presenting its 2015 Charlie Perkins Scholarships to recipients at a ceremony at the British High Commissioner’s Residence in Canberra today.
The scholarships, which assist Indigenous Australianspursue postgraduate study at Oxford and Cambridge
universities, are each valued at over $75,000 per annum for up to three years, and includes travel, tuition and
British High Commissioner to Australia, Mrs Menna Rawlings CMG, will present this year’s recipients with their
scholarships in the presence of the Hon Alan Trudge, attending on the Prime Minister’s behalf.
The scheme is designed to support Indigenous Australians who have the potential to become leaders in their
field of study and in their communities, and are awarded purely on the basis of academic merit.
This year’s recipients are: University of Sydney graduate Jared Field, University of Western Australia graduate Aurora Milroy, and Flinders University and University of New South Wales graduate Kristopher Wilson.
Jared Field, who received First Class Honours in Advanced Mathematics at the University of Sydney, has been accepted into the Doctoral Training Program in Systems Biology at the University of Oxford.
Aurora Milroy, who received First Class Honours in both her Bachelor of Arts (History) and Bachelor of Laws
from the University of Western Australia, has been accepted to undertake a Master of Public Policy at the
University of Oxford.
Kristopher Wilson, who completed his Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Flinders University, and Master of Laws
(Media and Technology) from the University of New South Wales, is currently completing his first year of a
DPhil in Cyber Security (Law) at the University of Oxford.
Jared and Aurora were participants on the Aurora Indigenous Scholars International Study tour, and Kristopher
has previously worked as a mentor on the Aurora Education Foundation high school program.