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Vision Australia is proud to help students who are blind or have low vision to achieve their life goals. 

We would like to sincerely thank our supporters for making a difference by sponsoring the Vision Australia Further Education Bursaries. Their generous contributions help to lift the barriers that could otherwise prevent people who are blind or have low vision from following their chosen career paths.

Meet the 2022 Vision Australia Bursary Recipients

New South Wales

Miss Marta Georges is enrolled in Certificate 4 Marketing & Communications at TAFE NSW. The bursary has awarded Marta ZoomText Fusion with Software Maintenance, HP Zbook laptop, Apple iPad Air with Apple Pencil and Keyboard Case, 23.8” monitor with HDMI Cable, Adjustable laptop stand, Microsoft Sculpt Mouse, a Bluetooth Keyboard and 2 Large Print Keyboard Stickers.

Miss Summer Giddings is studying a Certificate 4 in Cyber Security at Macquarie University. From Summer’s bursary award she has received Asus Zenbook Laptop with Stylus, a Backpack for the laptop, Office 365, ZoomText Magnifier/Reader with Software Maintenance, Abbyy FineReader license, Micro-Speak Digital Voice Recorder, 27” Acer Monitor, Large Print Keyboard, Microsoft Bluetooth Mouse and a Silicon Power Boost Docking Station

Master Jacob Raffoul is enrolled in a double degree in Information Technology and Actuarial Studies at Macquarie University. The bursary awarded Jacob a Surface Book 3 with Laptop Sleeve, Portable Laptop Stand, Zoomtext Magnifier/Reader with Software Maintenance Agreement, Dell 24-inch Monitor, Ergotron Arm for Monitor and Monocle – Eschenbach Monocular 8 X 16.

Miss Salma Saidi is enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Secondary) at Macquarie University. The bursary has awarded Salma ZoomText Fusion with Software Maintenance Agreement, an iPad Pro with a Case, a Lenovo Thinkbook with Windows 10 Professional, a Plantronics Headset, Dragon Professional Academic Educational Student software, a Laptop Stand, a Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Mouse, a Bluetooth Keyboard, Large Print Keyboard Stickers and a 24-inch Monitor with HDMI Cable.

Master Noah Stanton is studying a Bachelor of Social Work at Australian Catholic University. The bursary has awarded Noah a HP Envy Touch Computer, ZoomText Magnifier/Reader with Software Maintenance Agreement, a Backlit Keyboard, a Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Mouse, a 27-inch Monitor with HDMI Cable, an iPhone 12 with a Case, AirPods Pro, a Powerbank for iPhone and laptop, a Sanu Band, and a Talking Tape Measure with Spirit Level.

Master Levi Taylor is enrolled to a Bachelor of Business Management/Arts at The University of Queensland. The bursary has awarded Levi with an ASUS Laptop, Super Nova Magnifier/Screen Reader with Software Maintenance, a Laptop Backpack, 35-inch Curved Screen Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard and Docking Station.

Master Alex Vuong is studying a Bachelor of Design/Visual Communications at Western Sydney University. The bursary has awarded Alex a Lenovo Thinkbook with a Carry Bag, a Bluetooth Mouse, a Wacom Cintiq 16-inch, High Contract Stickers and a 12-month subscription to Adobe Suite with Illustrator and Photoshop.

Miss Courtney Webeck is enrolled in a Bachelor of Agriculture at the University of New England. Courtney has been awarded a MacBook Air with AppleCare and Protective Sleeve, an iPhone 13 Pro Max with AppleCare and Protective Case and a Screen Protector along with AfterShokz Wireless Bluetooth Headphones.

Miss Tatiana Zancolich is enrolled in a Bachelor of Science/Veterinary at Sydney University. The bursary has awarded Tatiana an Apple MacBook Pro, Microsoft Office 365 one-year subscription, Infrared Personal Thermometer, Apple AirPods Pro, a Veterinary Stethoscope, IrisVision and a Fast Charge Portable Power Bank.


Mr Nasir Ali is studying a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Victoria University. The bursary awarded Nasir with ZoomText Fusion software with a software maintenance agreement, a HP Laptop to run ZoomText, a 27-inch monitor, a ZoomText keyboard and an Apple iPhone.

Mr Johan Amezquita-Castillo (“Seb”) has enrolled at Victoria University in their Diploma of Community Services. Seb received an ASUS Laptop with Windows, a backpack for the laptop, Microsoft Office 2019 and ZoomText Magnifier Reader software with a software maintenance agreement from his bursary award.

Miss Thanh-Tuoc Autran is studying a Bachelor of Health Science at Monash University. The bursary awarded Thanh a Braille Sense 6.

Miss Rose Beales has commenced a Bachelor of Psychology at Deakin University. Rose was awarded an iPad Pro, MacBook Pro and OtterBox Symmetry Series Elite case for the iPad.

Mr Josh Bouma has enrolled at Victoria University to complete a Bachelor of Outdoor Leadership. The bursary has provided Josh with an iPhone 12, MacBook Pro, iPad Pro, Eschenback Binoculars, Logitech Pro Headset with Blue Voice, Apple Pencil for the iPad Pro and a Smart Keyboard Folio for the iPad Pro.

Mr Darren Dorey is enrolled in a Bachelor of Social Work at Deakin University. Darren has received a Clover Book Pro, SuperNova Magnifier & Screen Reader, Samsung Galaxy Tablet and Belki Portable Presenter Tablet Stand.

Mr Corey Hubbert is studying a Diploma in Cyber Security at Chisolm TAFE. The bursary has awarded Corey HP Laptop, 27-inch Dell Monitor, Epson Multifunction Printer, Razer Wireless Mouse, USB Docking Station with Dual Video, iPad Pro 12.9 inch and a Belkin Portable Presenter Tablet Stand.

Ibrahim Khurram is enrolled in a Bachelor of Business – HR Management at RMIT. The bursary awarded Ibrahim an ASUS Laptop, Microsoft Office license and a backpack for the laptop.

Mr Jay Ganesharajah is studying a Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing at RMIT. The bursary has award Jay a Digital Voice Recorder, a desktop Scanner, Portable Magnifier, Apple MacBook Pro with AppleCare, a Laptop Bag, Apple AirPods Pro, Microsoft Office for Apple, Magic Mouse for Apple and a USB Hub.

Miss Christina Toussas has enrolled to a Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Art at Australian Catholic University. The bursary has awarded Christina an Apple iPad Pro, Abbyy FineReader PDF for Mac, a Wireless Laser Printer with replacement Black Cartridge and a Plantronics Wireless Headset


Mr Ambrose Bub is enrolled in Bachelor of Business majoring in Economics at Queensland University of Technology. Ambrose has been awarded a Victor Reader Trek, BuzzClip with can adapters and Microsoft 365 subscription.

Miss Layla Clarkson-Eather is studying a Bachelor of Business at Deakin University. The bursary has provided Layla with a HP Probook, Focus 14 Blue Braille Display, OpenBook OCR software, Talking Typer software and Software Maintenance Agreement for Layla’s JAWS program.

Ms Edan Hannah is studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts - Film and Screen Media Production at Griffin Film School. The bursary has provided Edan with a Desktop Computer, 27” Monitor, a Monitor Mount with Arm Desk, Logitech Mouse, Roccat Keyboard, and Steel Series Headset.

Past recipients