SOUTH Fremantle resident Aurora Milroy has received a prestigious scholarship to continue her studies in the United Kingdom.
A University of Western Australia School of Indigenous Studies graduate, Ms Milroy was one of only three Australians to receive the 2015 UK Chevening/Charlie Perkins Scholarship, which will allow her to attend Oxford University to study a Masters degree.
The scholarship is worth $75,000 a year and recognises indigenous Australians identified as future leaders to help them pursue their postgraduate studies.
Ms Milroy, who is a descendent of the Palyku people from WA’s north, said she chose Oxford University because of its renowned Public Policy course.
“The course has a strong focus on developing analytical and critical skills for public policy understanding, implementation and delivery,” she said.
“I have had a lifelong dream of studying at Oxford and I’m incredibly grateful to the School of Indigenous Studies for all their support.”