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Introducing our 2024 Scholars

We are delighted to introduce you to our 2024 Scholars – Talisa Lamming, Julienne Duffy, Lily Heraghty and Phoebe Britten. They join Charli Dwyer and Eva Alsop, Imogen Parker, Katie Robertson and Leilah Warlik (some of whom have wonderful exchange adventures happening this year). This now takes our total number of KDF scholarships to 24 given out so far. Read more about them below.

Left to right: Phoebe, Julienne, Talisa and Lily


Phoebe is from the Central Coast and is in her second year of University and living at the Women’s College. She was Dux of her school and has continued to excel academically at university. Passionate about social justice, Pheobe is making a difference on an international level. She is the youngest ever representative on the Youthwise Advisory Board of the OECD, representing Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. She was also appointed to the Global Youth Committee of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership (GIWL), which is led by Julia Gillard. She has also been invited to advise on youth-led solutions to gender inequality as part of dialogues between the Federal Government, the World Bank and Harvard University. Pheobe has also established a not-for-profit tutoring and mentoring service for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.


Julienne, a Dalyell Scholar, is in her third year at Women’s College and University this year and has already made a significant positive contribution to College. Born in Germany, she is a UK citizen who has lived in seven countries but studied at United World College in Singapore, where she achieved an incredible International Baccalaureate result of 44 out of 45. She began studying at the University of Sydney in 2022, undertaking a combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies, with a focus on Media and Communications. She has been involved in a range of cocurricular activities, excelling in netball and rugby, as well as debating, public speaking and drama. She is also involved with the Feminist, Environment and LGBTQIA+ & Allies committees.

Talisa grew up in Bali, completing her International Baccalaureate at a small international school. She is undertaking a degree in Mathematical Science, hoping to one day pursue a PhD overseas. She was Student Body Vice President, captain of volleyball and had expansive co-curricular involvement, ranging from music to sport to debating and Model UN. She was described by a referee as “the type of student that everyone knew and felt comfortable approaching”.

Lily grew up in Forbes in Central West New South Wales and is the first in her family to attend university. She is undertaking a Bachelor of Arts, specialising in International and Global Studies, with the hopes of working overseas in diplomacy or international relations in the future. She was a member of her school’s Student Representative Council and was involved her local St Vincent de Paul Outreach Program. Her school’s Director of Curriculum described her as “a passionate, empathetic and resilient young women [who] readily accepts challenges and has demonstrated great strength in overcoming personal adversity”.

We look forward to hearing more about their lives at College!



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