Savannah is a third-year nursing student working hard to make her family proud. In 2004 her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, changing her family's lives forever. Sadly, after four and a half years of remission, in 2008 her mum's cancer returned and just six months later she passed away.
During her mum's time in hospital Savannah was inspired by the support and care that nurses gave. As a result she decided to pursue her dream of going to uni so she could become a nurse and help others in the same way.
"Mum always said she wanted to me to go to uni. I feel like I'm fulfilling her dream as well as my own. She would be really proud.
“My dream now is to work in paediatrics with other cancer patients. I feel like my experience with Mum has given me that strength to help others who really need it."
Savannah's journey hasn't been easy. The 22-year-old is the full time legal guardian of her 14-year-old sister and works two jobs, one at a service station and the other as a factory cleaner, to make ends meet.
"Receiving this scholarship is going to help me focus more on my studies and allow me to have some balance in my life rather than work all the time.
"Words can't express how grateful I am to those that made this scholarship possible. So many students need support to achieve their goals and every little bit of help goes a long way."