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New EWB Challenge Scholars .Photos provided by scholars

Australian & New Zealand scholars  Rebecca Forgesson (University of Canterbury, New Zealand); Olivia McCombe (RMIT); Austin Shen (University of Western Australia); Emily Chung and Sophie Ung (University of Sydney) are the succcessful candidates for this year’s EWB Challenge Scholarship program.

The EWB Challenge Scholarship program  provides development opportunities for emerging leaders and a pathway to creating positive change through humanitarian engineering   

The scholarship program is coordinated by Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB), with the generous support of BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities. 

During the scholarship, students undertake a range of professional development programs within the EWB organisation. The programs deepen students’ understanding of and engagement with humanitarian engineering and community development. The programs include Leadership Rewired, Dialogues on Development, leadership within local EWB Chapters and research.

To read more about the new scholars in their own words – see the scholars’ profiles on the EWB Challenge web site.  http://www.ewbchallenge.org/content/meet-scholarship-team

EWB Challenge Scholarship Program

With the support of BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities, EWB Challenge Scholarship program is specifically designed to recognise high achieving and values driven students who are passionate about applying their engineering skills to the objectives of community development and poverty eradication.  This is achieved by engaging students in a range of EWB program activities including: Leadership Rewired, Dialogues on Development, internships and research projects to the total of $,.  BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities is a charity established by BHP Billiton as part of its community investment program. 

This scholarship program selects students per year from Australia and New Zealand to establish the next generation of leaders in community development, creating change through humanitarian engineering.