Meet the 2019 Vision Australia Bursary recipients.
New South Wales
Miss Mia Armsworth is studying Bachelor of Fine Arts in RMIT University in Melbourne. The bursary awarded Mia with MacBook Pro, iPhone X, iPad Pro including smart keyboard, Apple pencil, Magic mouse, smart leather iPad cover and Microsoft Office home and student 2019.
Mr Jatin Dhanji is studying Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws at the University of Technology in Sydney. The bursary awarded Jatin with Bose Companion 20 multimedia speaker system, Epson Workforce document scanner, Dell computer package and Bose QuietComfort wireless headphones
Miss Hana Mitchell is studying Bachelor of Design at TAFE Queensland. The bursary awarded Hana an iPad Pro with smart keyboard and Apple pencil, Magic mouse, Magic keyboard, LG UltraFine display monitor, HP Tango X printer, Acrobat HD video magnifier and Inspect-a-Gadget LED desk magnifier.
Ms Ruby Sutherland is studying Bachelor of Inclusive Education and Disability Studies at Australian Catholic University. The bursary awarded Ruby a MacBook Pro, Explore 8 electronic magnifier and AppleWatch Series 4.
Mr Theodore Tsolakis is studying Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Advanced Studies at University of Sydney. The bursary awarded Theodore a KNFB Reader, Pearl text to speech camera and iPhone Xs.
Mr Tristan Bowen is studying Business Information in Technology at James Cook University. The bursary awarded Tristan with a BrailleSense Polaris.
Mr Benjamin Mac Fie is studying Certificate IV in Fitness at TAFE Queensland. The bursary awarded Benjamin with iPad Mini with AppleCare, iPhone XR with AppleCare & Quad Lock case & screen protector, AppleWatch 4 with AppleCare, Apple AirPods, Talking blood pressure monitor, Microsoft Office Home & Business 2019, HDMI Cable, Otterbox Defender Case for iPad Mini, Targus Grid intellect laptop case, Scosche Rhytm heart monitor strap, Logitech K830 keyboard and HP Envy PC.
Mr Bashir Youssef is studying Diploma of Music Production at SAE Byron Bay. The bursary awarded Bashir with MacBook Pro with backlit keyboard, Magic keyboard, Magic Mouse, Ultra find display monitor, Portable hard drive, USB port & cable, Push Live 10 hardware and software, Kodak 360 VR camera and Manfrotto PIXI mini tripod.
Mr Lalith Donikku Hewa is studying Bachelor of Information Technology at RMIT. The bursary awarded Lalith with MacBook Pro and LG UltraFine display monitor.
Mr Nicholas Fruewirth is studying Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of commerce double degree at Monash University. The bursary awarded Nicholas with iPad Pro, MacBook Pro, iPad music stand, Victor Reader Stream, 32GB SD card and Sibelius software for Mac OS perpetual licence.
Mr Xavier Fruewirth is studying Bachelor of Science at Swinburne University of Technology. The bursary awarded Xavier with Prodigi Connect 12 with distance viewing camera, Dell laptop with Windows software, Victor Reader Stream, Portable lap desk and 32GB SD card.
Mr Mehdi Hassani is studying Bachelor of Sports Science at Victoria University. The bursary awarded Mehdi with Lightweight HP portable PC laptop with Window 10, AirPods wireless in-ear headphones, Headphone connector Bluetooth, 27 inch PC monitor, Logitech external backlit Prodigy keyboard, Zoomtext magnifier reader magnification software, iPad Pro with AppleCare, Samsung Smartphone Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy cover and wireless Logitech mouse.
Mr Nathan Luke is studying Bachelor of Science at University of Melbourne. The bursary awarded Nathan a Microsoft Surface laptop, AirPods wireless headphones, Headphone Bluetooth connector, Casio 8 calculator, Apexel telephoto clip lens, 27 inch PC monitor, Logitech backlit keyboard, Microsoft Office home & student software, Zoomtext magnifier reader software for Windows, OCR scanner hardware and software, Dragon naturally speaking dictation software, Dragon dictate USB microphone headset/microphone, iPhone XR with AppleCare and a sleeve bag for laptop.
Miss Ingrid McKenna is studying Bachelor of Public Health at Victoria University. The bursary awarded Ingrid a MacBook Pro with AppleCare, USB adapter, Mac Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019, iPad Pro with AppleCare, Smart keyboard folio for iPad and leather sleeve for iPad.
Mr Austin O’Connor-Stubbs is studying his second year of Bachelor of Science at Victoria University. The bursary awarded Austin a Prodigy Connect 12 distance viewing camera, iPad Pro with Apple pencil and Smart keyboard folio.
Miss Vanessa Vlajkovic is studying Master of Arts majoring in Professional Writing and Publishing at Curtin University. The bursary awarded Vanessa an iPad Pro and Apple MacBook.
Vision Australia is proud to help students who are blind or have low vision to achieve their life goals.
We would like to sincerely thank our supporters for making a difference by sponsoring the Vision Australia Further Education Bursaries. Their generous contributions help to lift the barriers that could otherwise prevent people who are blind or have low vision from following their chosen career paths.