2018 University of Adelaide recipient
Melpomene was awarded the Zonta Club of Adelaide Honours Award in 2018, when she began her Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) degree. The scholarship allowed her to focus on conducting a research study exploring the impact of psychological trauma on students from refugee backgrounds. She interviewed a passionate group of teachers and support staff to learn their perspectives and hear their stories. She was awarded a First-Class Honours, which assisted her application to the Master of Organisational Psychology program at the University of Queensland to lead to her career as a Registered Psychologist.
I thank the Zonta club for the gift of financial assistance during what was a very challenging year in 2018. I will forever remember the lovely ladies of the club as kind benefactors and supporters of my success. I hope many others will continue to benefit from their generosity.