Four high-performing University of Wollongong (UOW) students will be heading into the Indo-Pacific region next year, having been selected as New Colombo Plan Scholars.

Four UOW scholars were selected for 2020: Liam Mackay, Mary Pilkinton, Rubaiyat (Ruby) Evans and Elizabeth Hinchey.

Ruby was named an NCP Fellow, an honour reserved for the top-ranked candidate for each host location. Fellows are awarded an additional $1000 bursary for study materials and play a greater leadership and promotional role.

UOW Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Wellings CBE, witnessed the scholarship presentations at a launch event in Canberra on Monday 25 November 2019.

“Congratulations to all of our 2020 New Colombo Plan Scholars.

“I am very proud to see such high-achieving students selected to represent our University and Australia.

“They each demonstrate a deeply held sense of purpose and an ambition to have a positive impact in their field throughout our region and I wish them every success,” Professor Wellings said.

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