Celebrating Our Scholars

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CEO, Dr Maryann Brown has presented the following 2022 Scholars with their awards and plans to present the remaining scholarships before the end of the year. It has been a pleasure to welcome all of our University Scholars to the Youthrive Victoria Community!

Victoria Biggs

Victoria completed her VCE studies at East Loddon P-12 College and is currently studying Biomedicine at University of Melbourne. When she has completed her studies, Victoria plans to return to work in rural Victoria with a vision of creating greater access to healthcare services for rural people and their families.


Sarsha Layton

Sarsha is a VCE graduate of Maryborough Education Centre and is studying nursing at Deakin University, Geelong. Sarsha is passionate about creating long lasting community connections and in the future hopes to use her experience to mentor young rural people, inspiring them to pursue their educational dreams.


Chloe Jones

Chloe is originally from the rural community of Toolamba and currently works at D’Lan Contemporary Gallery whilst undertaking her Bachelor of Arts at Monash University. Chloe is also an emerging artist, drawing inspiration from Elders and artists, to explore styles and techniques from Yorta Yorta country, and operates a small business providing educational services based on contemporary Indidenous Australian and culture.


Lacie Pridan 

Lacie’s Chris and Marli Tilley University Scholarship presentation was delayed due to COVID19, and she is currently in her third year of study at Deakin University, completing a Bachelor of Science majoring in human biology. Lacie plans to mentor and inspire other young regional people to pursue their educational ambitions and opportunities in life.


Sasha Inglis

After completing a degree in animal studies, Sasha plans to return to her rural town and become involved in conservation programs. She is passionate about creating awareness of how to preserve and conserve our native species, and the importance of educating our community on the benefits of caring for our environment. Sasha received the Chris and Marli Tilley Scholarship.


Jasmine Van Der Molen

Jasmine is currently studying a Bachelor of Business at LaTrobe University. She plans to work in tourism, specifically for the music industry, with a focus on supporting musicians and artists from rural Victoria. She is passionate about helping young rural people get access to the support, funding and management required to represent their rural communities and have a presence in the Australian music industry.