This 22-year-old social work student is a brave young woman fighting her demons to achieve her dream.
Felicity's path to university was a turbulent one but she has overcome her past to follow what she says is her calling.
“All I had ever dreamed of was going to uni but a lot of family things that happened stood in my way for a long time. I was very confused and emotional. Just before my HSC, I got kicked out of home.”
At the end of 2007, Felicity attempted suicide. She was surrounded by friends and their parents who rushed her to hospital and has since undergone therapy, improving her health.
In 2009 Felicity applied for a Bachelor of Social Work and hasn’t looked back since.
“My story is not one that I tell from a place of sadness, but of determination and hope that one day I will enrich another person’s life. Being awarded a scholarship is something I will hold close to me for the rest of my life. I feel so proud to be recognised for what I am doing. It’s an amazing feeling that someone really believes in me.
“I have two jobs and having to worry about work all the time as well as study really takes its toll. It’s a huge weight off my shoulders knowing that I have more financial security.
“It’s refreshing to know people out there want to give generously and help others. They should know that not a single cent will go unappreciated.”