What else you need to know about the Shalom Gamarada Indigenous Scholarship …
Ilona Lee AM (then President of Shalom) and Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver AM (then Chair of Indigenous Health, UNSW) are the founders of the Indigenous scholarship program. To date, a total of 78 Aboriginal students have been assisted. Shalom College currently offers 20 scholarships and accommodates approximately ten other Indigenous students.
25 Indigenous scholarship students have graduated so far, including 16 doctors. Well over 90% of our students are passing each year which is higher than non-Indigenous students in long and difficult courses like Medicine and Law.
The program has won the Pauline McLeod Reconciliation Award, issued by the Local Government Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Forum, and the LIME Award – for being a model of best practice in the recruitment and retention of Aboriginal medical students.