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Meet the ALW 2021 scholarship winners

Adult Learners Week scholarships are awarded to outstanding adult learners to enable them to continue learning by either taking a new learning pathway or continuing an existing one. Nominations are received from across the adult education sector and nominees are from all walks of life.

Returning to learning changed their story

James had the courage to ask for help, now he has built the foundation skills he needs to enrol in a certificate or diploma course. Life on the farm can be tough but Tracey had the tenacity to get the quals she needed to support her family. Alyssa overcame many obstables to become an outstanding adult learner. Now she is passionate about helping people who have traumas in their lives.

The Hon. Stuart Robert announced our 2021 scholarship winners at the Adult Learners Week launch on September 1, 2021.

The #ALW2021 scholarship recipients were:

2020 winners

A celebration of achievement

Shane Fitzsimmons, Commissioner of Resilience NSW announced the scholarship winners at the online launch of Adult Learners Week on September 1, 2020.

Chris was traumatised by domestic violence and struggled to speak to people or leave the house, now she’s a confident communicator who looks forward to empowering others. Ghazal was depressed and isolated by her lack of English, now she’s dreaming of the next step in her career. Loran lacked confidence about her ability to study, now she’s found a new life and is giving back to her community. Meet the winners of the 2020 Adult Learners Week scholarships, awarded to outstanding adult learners to enable them to continue learning.

The #ALW2020 scholarship recipients were:

2019 winners

Scholarship winner Greg with Min Irons

A young father who can now read stories to his daughter, a formerly homeless mother of five who now has a bright future, and a young woman with severe hearing loss who can now communicate using Auslan were the recipients of the 2019 Adult Learners Week scholarships.

The Hon. Steve Irons MP announced the scholarship winners at the Adult Learners Week national launch held at North Metropolitan TAFE in Perth.

Adult Learners Week scholarships are awarded to outstanding adult learners to enable them to continue learning by either taking a new learning pathway or continuing an existing one.

Nominations are received from across the adult education sector and nominees are from all walks of life.

The #ALW2019 scholarship recipients were:

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to elders both past and present.