Australian University Sport Indigenous scholarship recipients for 2021 revealed
In partnership with UniSport Australia and Indigenous Nationals, bp has announced that two promising student-athletes will be the 2021 recipients of its UniSport scholarship.
Caley Manzie of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University and Kyiah O’Donohue of the University of Western Australia will both receive 5,000 AUD (£ 2,700 / $ 3,700 / € 3,100).
Manzie belongs to the indigenous Noongar group, originally from southern Western Australia, south of Perth.
O’Donohue is a Malu Ki’ai Islander of the Torres Strait, whose native group is native to the Torres Strait Islands, off the north coast of Queensland and south of the island of New Guinea.
These scholarships will support the couple’s academic and athletic achievements, while the recipients will also be offered mentoring and professional development opportunities from bp.
One of the 2020 scholarship recipients, Tyrone Mohamed, will join bp in November as part of the summer internship program.
“This is an exciting opportunity for Caley and Kyiah who inspire young leaders in their communities,” said Mark Sinderberry, Managing Director of UniSport Australia.
“UniSport continues to support the link between sport participation and graduate employability, and the bp scholarships offer another avenue to help Indigenous students gain a competitive advantage in the job market. “
Indigenous Nationals is a week-long multisport competition for student-athletes of Indigenous descent at Australian universities.
The competition was created in 1996.
Newcastle University’s Wollotuka Institute hosted the Indigenous Nationals in June 2021, which was won by the Australian Catholic University.
Queensland University of Technology will host Indigenous Nationals 2022.