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bp announces Indigenous scholarship recipients for 2021

As part of bp’s ongoing partnership with UniSport Australia and Indigenous Nationals, bp are proud to announce the 2021 recipients of the bp UniSport Scholarship, to the most promising indigenous student-athletes Caley Manzie (Bachelor of Geospatial Science, RMIT University) a proud Noongar woman and Kyiah O'Donohue (Bachelor of Science, University of Western Australia) a proud Malu Ki'ai Torres Strait Islander man.

Caley and Kyiah each received $5,000 to support their ongoing academic and athletic accomplishments. Scholarship recipients are also offered mentoring and professional development opportunities from bp. Tyrone Mohamad, one of the 2020 scholarship recipients will be joining bp in November through the Summer internship program, highlighting the opportunities available.

UniSport Australia CEO, Mark Sinderberry, is delighted with the recipients and the support they will receive to support their academic and athletic endeavors.

“This is an exciting opportunity for Caley and Kyiah who are inspiring young leaders to their communities,” said Mark.

“UniSport continues to support the link between participation in sport and graduate employability and the bp scholarships offer another pathway to support Indigenous students in gaining a competitive edge in the workforce.”

Sonia Harvey, bp’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion lead for Australia and New Zealand, thanked all applicants and was impressed with the calibre of applications.

“We were overwhelmed with the depth of Indigenous talent coming through, across all universities in Australia. Congratulations to Caley and Kyiah, who not only impressed the judges with their sporting achievements, but with their positive attitudes, love for their culture and most importantly, their dedication and commitment to giving back to the community.”

Indigenous Nationals is a week-long multisport competition for indigenous student-athletes from universities across Australia. The event is an opportunity to not only celebrate the rich sporting culture of Indigenous Australia but to also acknowledge the heritage and history of the participating student-athletes.

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