Introducing the 2023 Katrina Dawson Foundation Scholars
We are delighted to introduce you to Eva Alsop (L) and Charli Dwyer (R). They join our other KDF Scholars: Imogen Parker, Raphaela Rotolo-Ross and Katie Robertson (2022), Leilah Warlik and Georgina Ferreira (2021), and Amy Cooper (2020).
Eva is from Sydney and studying a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies. She’s interested in a career in the field of art and culture, hoping to work closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to improve levels of Indigenous consultation in arts policy and participation in education. Eva’s passion stems from seeing three Indigenous classmates drop out of school in Year 10. Her leadership efforts in this area while still at school, with a referee noting “[her] work at our school for Aboriginal awareness and inclusion as well as mentor[ing] many students in our Support Unit’. Eva was also an active member of her school’s Student Council, a school prefect, and volunteered for several years for the community organisation Progressive Jewish Youth.
Charli grew up in Sydney, receiving a scholarship to St Vincent’s College from Year 7 in recognition of her talents as an actor and singer. However, seeking a more stable long-term career, she has chosen to study Psychology at the University of Sydney with the aim of qualifying as a clinical psychologist. She is the first in her family to go to university, and her ambition is one day to have her own clinic where she can specialise in relationship and family counselling, and especially in the field of men’s mental health, which she feels is neglected in Australia.
We look forward to hearing about their lives at College!