Olivia Gets a Boost

Olivia Currin was one of 35 recipients of Westpac's Young Technologists Scholarship. IMAGE: CQU

Townsville’s Olivia Currin is one of 35 first-year undergraduate students across Australia recently awarded a technology scholarship to help strengthen Australia’s pool of local talent.

As a recipient of the Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship, Olivia is closer to realising her dream of becoming a professional games or advertising animator; with the funding to aid her tuition fees for a Bachelor of Digital Media through CQUniversity.

Olivia said she has always been eager to pursue a career she was passionate about.

“Being an art enthusiast, I always thought pursuing a career as an artist would lead me nowhere. However, after discovering the technological side of art, I truly believe I have found something that I love and will still love in 50 years’ time.”

The scholarship is offered in partnership with 11 universities across Australia to drive greater gender and socio-economic diversity in the industry. In addition to financial support, Olivia and the other recipients will receive real-world work experience, and lifelong networking and development opportunities.

More from Sarah Mathiesen

Comedy Roadshow’s Designated Driver

The Melbourne International Comedy Roadshow will make its annual pit stop in...
Read More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *