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Three local students awarded Inspiro scholarships

Monday, 13 May 2019
Three local students awarded Inspiro scholarships

On Thursday 2 May 2019, Inspiro awarded our annual tertiary scholarships to three impressive Yarra Ranges students: Liam from Upwey, Ashleigh from Montrose and Tegan from Wandin North.

Tegan, Ashleigh and Liam were awarded a total of $20,000, with first place receiving $10,000, the largest amount ever awarded by Inspiro through its scholarship program. The awards recognise and reward local residents who are currently studying in a health field, by providing them with financial help for the costs of their studies.

Many of our applicants contribute to the community in a number of important ways, including volunteering their time to charities, community institutions, surf lifesaving and other essential unpaid community roles.

After completing their studies, many of the recipients have gone on to work in local community services ,including Inspiro, and other important health service providers during that time.

Inspiro has been awarding tertiary / university scholarships to deserving recipients from the local community since 2006, awarding more than $125,000 during that time.

This year the awards were presented to students by Alana Killen, Inspiro Board Director, and Hamish Russell, Inspiro Volunteer and former Board Director. The winners proudly accepted and celebrated the awards with their families.

You can contribute to the success of local students in the Shire of Yarra Ranges, your community, by donating to the Inspiro Scholarship Program, please email penny.taylor@inspiro.org.au or call 9028 0153.


Scholarships 2019


Learn about our impressive scholarship winners

Ashleigh Harrison

Ashleigh lives in Montrose and is studying bio-medicine at the University of Melbourne. Ashleigh likes to spend time working, painting and taking her dogs out walking. She loves participating in fun runs and helping to organise community events. She is a volunteer tutor, helping younger students with their studies.

Ashleigh and mum

scholarships awarded to yarra ranges students


Liam O’Brien

Liam lives in Upwey and is studying para-medicine. He is looking forward to completing his degree and becoming a paramedic. He volunteers surf lifesaving at Phillip Island, for Youth Street Teams at the Salvation Army and as an activity’s leader at youth camps. Liam is qualified to provide CPR, mental health support, spinal management, advanced wound care and public safety.

Liam (middle) and family

Inspiro scholarship winners universtiy scholarships


Tegan Eggleton

Tegan is studying nursing at Deakin University in Burwood and enjoys working in the community, providing in home care to the elderly so they can maintain their independence and live in their homes. She is also a peer mentor for younger students and tutors year 7 students in mathematics. Tegan hopes to one day lead a team of nurses.

Tegan with her parents

Inspiro lilydale scholarships


Last year’s winners

Last year’s winners include Zoe from Wandin North, Nicole from Mooroolbark and Molly  from The Patch.

Find out more about our winners from last year here.


Inspiro Tertiary Health Scholarships 2020

Are you a resident of the Shire of Yarra Ranges who is currently undertaking or are enrolled to commence studies in a recognised health science course at an Australian University or higher education TAFE institute or Vocational education and training (VET) in a health science field?

Inspiro's 2020 university (tertiary health) scholarships open in January 2020. If you would like to apply for a scholarship or you know somebody who you think should apply, then click here to be notified when applications open in 2020.