At high school pursuing her love of marine science was a far-off dream for Taylah Gerloff until a UQ Indigenous Science Scholarship propelled her into working with world-leading marine experts. It’s been a thrilling experience for Ms Gerloff, UQ’s first graduate from the Indigenous Science Scholarship program, who recently earned a Bachelor of Science majoring in Marine Biology from UQ.
The UQ Indigenous Science Scholarship was established to foster the academic potential of underrepresented Indigenous students by giving a helping hand with the cost of living and study. Miss Gerloff said the scholarship supported her dreams of becoming a marine biologist and gave her the confidence to pursue further study.
“This scholarship helped me with the costs of study and travel and enabled me to partake in research and work at the Moreton Bay Research Centre, which was an amazing experience,” Miss Gerloff said.
The Scholarship has significant input from the Quandamooka people, the traditional owners of Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island), and is part of UQ’s commitment to increasing the numbers of Indigenous students in tertiary education.
The scholarship is funded by a generous philanthropic contribution from Independent Marine Biochemistry Research Pty Ltd (IMBCR) and matches support from UQ’s Faculty of Science.
Your support assists more Indigenous students in seizing the opportunity to turn their dreams into careers, please consider donating to scholarships for students like Taylah Gerloff today.