Three FEU Alumni awarded prestigious Australia Scholarships
Alumni In Action: Three FEU Alumni awarded prestigious Australia Scholarships
These awards are proof that FEU graduates can thrive anywhere in the world. Mr. John Paul Uminga, an AB English Language 2008 graduate and the sole recipient of Dr. Nicanor Reyes Leadership Award and is one of the Ten Outstanding Senior Students of FEU. He recently finished his Master of Commerce degree with a specialization in Strategy, Innovation Management, and Entrepreneurship, from the University of Sydney.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Australian Government describes Australia Awards as “prestigious international Scholarships and Fellowships funded by the Australian Government offering the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia and for high-achieving Australians to do the same overseas.”
The scholarships allow the recipients to select their institution and program in Australia with full tuition grants as well as a living allowance. “I spent most of my career in the development space, and I think that was a big plus in my application,” shares Uminga.
Aside from him, two other Tamaraws also received scholarships in the January 2017 intake of the program and also recently finished their respective programs. Thermina Ann Akram, a magna cum laude graduate of AB Mass Communication (Batch 2009), finished her Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Victoria while Institute of Nursing (Batch 2008) alumnus Jonathan Monis finished his Master of Project Management, also from the University of Sydney in the New South Wales region of Australia. Both Akram and Monis are in government, Akram in the Office of Senator Bam Aquino and Monis in the Department of Health.