Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program

You don’t have to wait to get a taste of university life. The Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program is an academic enrichment program designed to support high achieving Victorian Year 11 and Year 12 students, and select secondary students living close to the New South Wales and South Australian borders.

The inspiration for and namesake of the program, Professor Kwong Lee Dow OAM is a former University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor, a distinguished education scholar and a contributor to curriculum reforms internationally. He plays an active role in supporting our Young Scholars.

Recipients of the award are offered a range of experiences and opportunities including: a taste of university life; the chance to meet and connect with other award recipients; the opportunity to develop leadership and community engagement skills; and access to University of Melbourne’s resources, academics and events at the Parkville campus.

Nominations for this award are sought from schools in September of each year and the nominees are drawn from current Year 10 students. A special category is made available for International Students who are studying in a Victorian school and who are currently in Year 11.

Oxley Christian College is pleased to announce that this year this prestigious award for an International Student was been given to Hina Sasuga. Hina commenced her study at Oxley, as a student in Year 7, at the commencement of the 2014 academic year, having only recently arrived from her home in Japan. In the time she has been a member of our College, Hina has shown a very dedicated approach to her studies resulting in outstanding achievements in her academic studies as well as extensive involvement in the co-curricular program offered by the school.

Hina has notable talent in the field of music and drama and participates in many ensembles and school productions. This year she has been made the College Music Captain.

We congratulate Hina on receiving this award and wish her well for her future studies.