Three Griffith University members have been awarded Golden Key International Honor Society scholarships in the latest round.

Griffith Bachelor of Counselling student Peter Avetisoff, medical student Karan Loomba and Griffith alumnus Karla Clarry all received Golden Key scholarships, which will allow them to continue their passion for learning and improving the world around them.

Peter says this recognition from Golden Key–the world’s largest collegiate honor society for graduate and undergraduate students–reinforces his calling to help others.

“This scholarship not only symbolises the conclusion of my undergraduate academic career, but also recognises my commitment towards the pursuit of knowledge, growth and service,” he says.

“Education has been a powerful and transformational gift that continues to inspire and challenge me.

“I am committed to being part of large-scale change within my community and consider this award a confirmation of the path I walk.”

Unlike other academic scholarships, Golden Key scholarships are paid directly to student members, giving them the freedom to spend their money in whatever way they choose to continue their studies.

Griffith University medical student Karan Loomba is also planning to use his scholarship to give back.

Karan Loomba

“I plan to volunteer for rural hospitals in India at the end of 2020,” Karan explains.

“This award will allow me to fulfill my goal of giving back to the community, which has nurtured me into the person I am today.”

Karan says being part of the Golden Key society has been an absolute honour.

“I have met amazing mentors who have inspired me to take the initiatives in developing a better world for all at every step, which is why this scholarship means so much to me,” he says.

Griffith alumnus Karla Clarry, who studied a Bachelor of Education, plans to share her love of learning with students across the globe.

“This scholarship will allow the opportunity to explore an overseas study tour while completing my Master of Education Teacher Librarianship degree,” Karla says.

“As an author educator, I aim to continue to instill the love of lifelong learning and literacy with students not just within Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, but around the world.

“I receive this recognition with heartfelt gratitude and aim to continue the Golden Key values of academics, leadership and service throughout my career wherever my new qualification takes me.”

Griffith University members are strongly encouraged to apply for the next round of Golden Key scholarships, which close 23 June 2020.

Receiving such a prestigious scholarship could help you achieve your dreams and set you apart from other job candidates when you graduate.

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