South Fremantle scholarship winner goes to UK to finish degree

High Commissioner Menna Rawlings, UWA graduate Aurora Milroy, fellow scholarship recipient Jared Field and former Prime Minister Tony Abbott
High Commissioner Menna Rawlings, UWA graduate Aurora Milroy, fellow scholarship recipient Jared Field and former Prime Minister Tony Abbott

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.”