Jasmine Pearson is the first Shenton College student to win a Tuckwell Scholarship. This prestigious award, valued at $125,000, will enable her to study for up to five years full time at the Australian National University in Canberra.
There were only three students in WA included in the national selection of 25 Tuckwell Scholarship winners. The Tuckwell Scholarship program, established seven years ago, is renowned for its generosity, allowing students to fully focus on their studies rather than trying to make ends meet. It is regarded as the pinnacle of university scholarships in Australia.
Jasmine said the scholarship would enable her to bring to fruition her dream of moving east to study, and she plans to pursue studies in Health Science and Anthropology with a view to becoming involved in public health, particularly Indigenous health.