Mary Porter AM MLA, Member for Ginninderra, presented the 2014 and 2015 Peter Sharp Scholarship awards to Amanda Steele and Jordan Savage at a ceremony on 26th August.
The ACT Government funds $100,000 per annum for the Peter Sharp Scholarship Program, which supports ANU medical students enrolled in the Indigenous health stream throughout their studies.
"The program aims to address regional Indigenous health issues by increasing enrolment rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students, and by providing a targeted support program for students who are studying at ANU Medical School," Ms Porter said.
“Through this scholarship we can remember the legacy of Dr Peter Sharp, who made a genuine commitment to local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health that was strengthened by his clinical experience and understanding of the complex health, social, emotional and cultural needs of his patients.
“The Peter Sharp Scholarship program contributes to achieving the vision of ACT Health’s Reconciliation Action Plan that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in the ACT and region to enjoy a quality of life, life expectancy and health status equal to all Canberrans,” Ms Porter said.
Congratulations Amanda and Jordan on this outstanding achievement.
Main Photo: Amanda Steele, Professor Nicholas Glasgow, Jordan Savage, Prof Erik Lithander
Article Photo: Mary Porter MLA and Jordan Savage