Chloe was born in Mullumbimby and is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman from Coodjingburra (Fingal Heads) in the Bundjalung Nation. As a single mother with two young children, this grant has gone a long way in making Chloe’s dream of studying for a Bachelor of Education and becoming a school teacher a reality.
Chloe’s past commitments to her local community include being a mentor to indigenous female students at the Southern Cross K-12 School and Mullumbimby High School. She is also a dancer and mentor of the Deadly Dancers Corrobboree Program connected to Mullumbimby High school and surrounding local primary schools.
Serving her community as a School Learning Support Officer at the Southern Cross School of Distance Education, Chloe supports indigenous students experiencing personal and cultural challenges in their lives that prevent them from attending mainstream schools. Chloe has also worked with Aboriginal elders and community hubs to deliver Aboriginal art and connect to country initiatives.
“I am truly honoured and grateful to be a recipient of the SCU Bowen Education Fund Scholarship. This scholarship has supported me both financially and academically as it has allowed me to purchase resources and equipment to complete all tasks and assessments in my course units successfully.
I am currently an undergraduate studying a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary/Secondary). My career goal is to gain a permanent teaching position where I have the privilege to teach, support and inspire young people, and this generous contribution has helped me get one step closer to achieving this goal.”
Prospective students can apply for the 2022 SCU Bowen Education Fund Scholarship HERE
Applications close December 20th, 2021