Soroptimist International Bursary: meet our 2018 recipient!

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This year’s NCWQ bursary award ceremony was one to remember. Among the many special women being recognised for their achievements and talents, was Myora Kruger.

Receiving the NCWQ Soroptimist International bursary, Myora was recognised for her achievements in a number of areas.

Soroptimist International is a global volunteer movement working together to transform the lives of women and girls through the provision of opportunities reflected by their theme – “Soroptimists – Education to Lead”. Their sponsorship in the NCWQ Bursary Program supports this theme. Valued at $1,000.00, their bursary is for an Indigenous female student in nursing or other health-related fields.

To apply for this bursary, the following criteria must be addressed in the Personal Statement. You are:

  • An Indigenous (Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander) female who has completed at least their first year studying in the medical or health sector.
  • Able to demonstrate leadership in your local community.

NCWQ is very pleased to award this bursary to Myora in 2018.

Myora Kruger is a traditional descendant of Gold Coast and Moreton Island indigenous communities and is a third-year medical student at Bond University. She was inspired to become an Ear Nose and Throat Specialist, by a female surgeon who treated her when she was in Year 7.

Myora is aware that other indigenous girls see her as a role model, and wants to help improve the health care for her people.

She is also an accomplished singer, having received a Certificate of Performance in Classical Voice and performed with Opera Queensland and Opera Australia.

Congratulations Myora! We are so looking forward to following your exciting ongoing journey.

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