Scholarship a winner for Janita
BUNDABERG woman Janita Chapman has become one of only seven winners across Australia to receive the Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) Scholarship.
The IBA Scholarship Fund is a new initiative that aims to provide mature-age indigenous Australians with opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills in business and finance through education.
Ms Chapman was formally recognised at an awards ceremony at the Boathouse Restaurant, in Canberra, on Monday night.
IBA chairwoman Dawn Casey said she was proud IBA could provide mature-age indigenous Australians with opportunities to study and achieve educational qualification.
“I congratulate the scholarship recipients on their commitment to study and their community.”
“I look forward to hearing about their achievements in furthering economic development within their communities,” she said.
Other scholarship recipients were Ross Andrews and Sharon Brady from Cairns, Yvette Carolin from Darwin, Kalina Morgan-Whyman from Melbourne, Charmaine Munro from Nowra, and Sam Raciti from Mackay.