Governor General Congratulates 3rd Yr Biomedical Engineering Student

16 February 2008

The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia Michael Jeffery presented third Year University of Sydney Biomedical Engineering student Amelia Parker, with an Order of Australia Association Foundation Scholarship at Parliament House on 16 February 2008.

One of four awardees from universities around Australia, Amelia will receive a scholarship of $40,000 to help cover the costs of tuition fees, living allowance, text books and equipment. In addition, Amelia will enjoy a personal mentoring relationship with a member of the Association for her remaining three years of study.

Amelia is studying the double degree of Engineering (Biomedical) and Science (Biochemistry) and in her two years she has achieved outstanding results and been invited to join advanced programs in both degrees. She aims to work within the biomedical industry in Australia in research or engineering - tissue engineering is a growing interest for her future contribution to Australia. Funding for Amelia's scholarship was generously donated by the Cochlear Foundation.