June 22, 2020

The attached article was written by Katrina when she was Senior Student back in 1998. And we believe it still rings true today. We hope you like it.

June 22, 2020

Four KDF Scholars have now graduated and here is an update on what they are up to:

Angie Lu (KDF 2016–19) is undertaking a Master of Teaching (Secondary) degree at the University of Melbourne, with a focus on teaching Maths and English.

Catherine Priestley (KDF 2016–19)...

June 22, 2020

We are delighted to introduce two KDF scholars for 2020: Hannah Heading and Amy Cooper. Both are ‘freshers’ (first-year students) and we are very pleased to welcome them to the KDF family.

Hannah is undertaking an Arts (Advanced) degree, majoring in Politics and Interna...

December 6, 2019

We asked each KDF Scholar to tell us what the KDF scholarship has meant to them, and were touched by their thoughtful and personal responses.

“The Katrina Dawson Foundation is a powerful recognition of my potential. Becoming a Scholar has inspired me to continually give...

December 6, 2019

We farewell three more girls this year (joining Kate Field, who graduated last year): Catherine Priestley, Angie Lu and Renee Ng.

Catherine Priestley finishes up her Commerce and Engineering degrees and has accepted a position at Macquarie Bank next year. We would like...

December 6, 2019

On Sunday 17 November, a number of students from The Women’s College performed an amazing concert for the KDF, raising over $10,000. This was followed by the unveiling of ‘Reflection’, a beautiful sculpture by Katrina’s mother Jane Dawson that was commissioned by the W...

December 6, 2019

We are thrilled that two more  talented women have been awarded the Katrina Dawson Award by the NSW Bar this year. Please join us in congratulating Naomi Wootton (May 2019) and Aleksandra Ilic (September 2019). We look forward to seeing what they achieve at the Bar....

December 6, 2019

We continue our partnership with The Smith Family’s Learning for Life Program, and are thrilled to announce that this year we will be awarding prizes to six talented high-school girls. Congratulations to: Amuor Malou, Atoc Malou, Benafsha Rezaie, Nora El Sayed, Tahlia...

December 6, 2019

As part of our continued support of Indigenous postgraduate scholars through our partnership with the Aurora Education Foundation, we are delighted to announce that we helped send four more highly accomplished Indigenous women on the 2019 Aurora International Study Tou...

June 12, 2019

A big thank you to violinist Annabelle Traves, who held a fundraiser for The Foundation at The Women’s College in November 2018 (her second such annual event). In her fourth year at the Conservatorium of Music, Annabelle is a scholarship recipient at the University of...

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