Macquarie students Cindy Huang and Sharfah Mohamed were presented with prestigious New Colombo Plan Scholarships at an awards dinner hosted by the Minister for Foreign Affairs in Canberra just last week.
“Cindy and Sharfah are very impressive young Australians of whom we are tremendously proud; given their accomplishments at such a young age, it’s exciting to think of their potential as future leaders within Australia and the role they can play in strengthening relationships with our regional neighbours,” said Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International) Professor Jim Lee.
They were among just 40 university students between 18 and 28 years of age across Australia selected for the highly competitive scholarships, worth up to $67,000 each.
The New Colombo Plan (NCP) is an Australian Government initiative that aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific region and strengthen our people-to-people and institutional relationships, through study and work placements.
Read more about Cindy and Sharfah in the Newsroom.