Australian High Commission
Republic of Nauru

Australia Awards scholarships

Australia Awards (Nauru) scholarship outcomes for 2018

Media release

3 October 2017

The Australia High Commission (DFAT) is pleased to announce the Australia Award Scholarship (AAS) and Australia Award Pacific Scholarship (AAPS) outcomes for the 2018 intake.

“This year we are pleased to offer eight AAS awards for university study in Australia and ten AAPS awards to study at universities and technical training institutes in the Pacific region to Nauruan citizens,” said High Commissioner John Donnelly.

“The selection committees for both the AAS and AAPS were spoiled for choice with good candidates this year. With 154 applications this year the Committees had more than three times as many applicants as were received in 2016!”

The Selection Committees for the AAS and AAPS are chaired by an Australian High Commission officer and include the DFAT Scholarships Manager, a representative from the Government of Nauru, and an AAS or AAPS Alumni (former scholarship recipient).

Each year, DFAT provides over $800,000 for scholarships from the $21.2 million per annum Australia-Nauru development cooperation program. The scholarships aim to build skills and develop knowledge that contributes to economic and human development in Nauru. Students gain qualifications in priority fields identified by the Government of Nauru, such as accounting, engineering, education, health, environment, law and public sector management. 

The award recipients will undertake studies at their chosen Australian tertiary institutions through the AAS, and at tertiary and vocational institutions in Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu or Papua New Guinea through AAPS. 

“I would like to thank the 154 applicants that submitted their applications in April,” High Commissioner Donnelly said. “While we are very pleased with the high number of quality applications it does mean that a lot of deserving applicants have missed out this year. However I would urge those that weren’t successful this time to keep striving towards their academic goals.”

“We would also like to re-introduce in the 50th anniversary year a small number of ‘Hammer DeRoburt’ scholarships for Government of Nauru staff that are focused on areas of public administration, public policy and good governance. This idea was raised during Minister Fierravanti-Wells’ visit to Nauru in April 2017.”

The Australian High Commission would like to congratulate the successful candidates and sincerely thank the Government of Nauru and Alumni selection committee members for participating in the selection process this year.

Congratulations again to the successful 18 Awardees of AAS & AAPS 2018 Intake.

Monte Depaune 

Doctoral          

Fisheries                                  

University of Wollongong

Clarissa Jeremiah        

Masters            

Governance/Public Policy        

University of Queensland

Mavis Depaune           

Doctoral          

Environmental Science            

University of Wollongong

Anou Debao                

Bachelor         

Civil Engineering                    

QLD University of Tech

Royce Detabene          

Bachelor         

Aircraft Engineer                     

Aviation Australia

Elkana Capelle            

Bachelor         

Information Technology            

Macquarie University

Javic Dube     

Bachelor         

Engineer (Renewable Energy)  

TAFE, NSW

Myann Capelle            

Bachelor         

Paramedical studies                 

Griffith University

Christal Teabuge         

Bachelor         

Medicine (Surgery)   

Fiji School of Medicine

Salome Harris             

Bachelor         

Education (Early childhood)  

USP, Suva

Lucette Aliklik            

Bachelor         

Governance/Public Policy        

USP, Suva

Osanna Harris             

Bachelor         

Environmental Management     

USP, Suva

Peter Jack Giouba        

Bachelor         

Economic/Finance                   

USP, Suva

Kazma Appi                

Bachelor         

Medicine (Surgery)   

Fiji School of Medicine

Kerina Reweru            

Bachelor         

Nursing                                   

Fiji School of Nursing

Vianka Ribauw            

Diploma          

Accounting                             

USP, Suva

Julie Halstead              

Bachelor         

Commerce                              

USP, Suva

Ryback Itaia                

Diploma          

Civil Engineer                         

Fiji National University

 

Applications for the 2019 Australia Award Scholarships intake will open from 1 February to 30 April 2018.