Meet our students

First Year Hallmark Scholars


Laura Bailie

Bachelor of Applied Science/Occupational Therapy Practice

Hallmark Scholar at Bendigo campus


Marc Botoulas

Bachelor of Arts

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Jessie Cameron

Bachelor of Nursing/Midwifery

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Hajar Chaarani

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Vanessa Chiechi

Bachelor of Applied Science/Orthoptics

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Rachel D'Andrea

Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Sophie Dean

Bachelor of Arts

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Nicola Delaney

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Noah Duldig

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Ashley EadonAshley Eadon

Bachelor of Law/Psychological Science

Hallmark Scholar at Bendigo campus


Fatima Ezawi Fatima Ezawi

Bachelor of Arts

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Isabella Ganino

Bachelor of Arts/Science

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Rizella GarciaRizella Garcia

Bachelor of Nursing/Midwifery

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Liana Giacon

Bachelor of Applied Science/Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Zena Hamoud

Bachelor of Applied Science/Orthoptics

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Sheridan Holmes

Bachelor of Nursing

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Marcus Judd

Bachelor of Science

Hallmark Scholar at Bendigo campus


Daina Klinkatsis

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Jessica Lee

Bachelor of Applied Science/Occupational Therapy Practice

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Bridget Marchese

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Sabrina Martins

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Belyan Matthews

Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Isobel Maybury

Bachelor of Law/Psychologial Science

Hallmark Scholar at Bendigo campus


Brandon McInnes

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Hallmark Scholar at Bendigo campus


Meagan McKirdy

Bachelor of Exercise Science

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Bridget Millara

Bachelor of Nursing/Midwifery

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Isabella Mooney

Bachelor of Paramedicine Practice/Public Health Promotion

Hallmark Scholar at Bendigo campus


Jessica Mueller

Bachelor of Paramedicine

Hallmark Scholar at Bendigo campus


Carly Notting

Bachelor of Business

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Daniella Orrico

Bachelor of Nursing/Midwifery

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Emily Osborne

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Madeleine Ousalkas

Bachelor of Science

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Emily Phillips

Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Jessica Presnell

Bachelor of Biological Sciences

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Karlie Reed

Bachelor of Nursing

Hallmark Scholar at Albury-Wodonga campus


Louis Schobben

Bachelor of Science

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Laura Scott

Bachelor of Laws/Arts

Hallmark Scholar at Bendigo campus


Grace Shing-Francies

Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Alycia Stojcevski

Bachelor of Nursing/Midwifery

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Naomi Taranto

Bachelor of Arts/Health Sciences

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Matthew Thomas

Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Celeste Tsatsalmas

Bachelor of Applied Science/Occupational Therapy Practice

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Jih-Haw Twan

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Michael Ward

Bachelor of International Relations

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Second Year Hallmark Scholars

Alyssa BritnellAlyssa Britnell

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus

The Hallmark Program is a great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals from different university faculties. The knowledge gained from Hallmark can be applied in a range of contexts including other academic fields.

So far, the most enjoyable part of the Hallmark Program has been getting to know other Hallmark Scholars. Each student represents a different area of study which allows for the development of a range of different perspectives and ideas.

In the coming years, I am looking forward to pursuing a variety of opportunities that the Hallmark Program provides. These opportunities include studying overseas, participating in forums and meeting important research entrepreneurs.

La Trobe University highlights the importance of acting as a global citizen and promotes diversity and acceptance. The university has developed a community which encourages inclusiveness, innovation and academic growth. The university provides excellent resources and assistance for real-world experiences and study to ensure their students are career ready.


Thuy Luu

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Lachlan MilesLachlan Miles

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Gloria RapisardaGloria Rapisarda

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus

The Hallmark Program provides an incredible opportunity to collaborate with individuals from different disciplines on issues that affect us as young university scholars as well as global citizens. It has increased my exposure to various perspectives and world-views, and has enabled me to recognise the factors that contribute to individual insights and ideas.

I am most looking forward to the International Study Tour as it is an exciting opportunity for myself and the other Hallmark students to increase our global awareness and immerse ourselves in a unique cultural way of life.

La Trobe University is a very welcoming and comfortable environment. It is a strong community, in which individuals are encouraged to think independently.


Stephanie RutterStephanie Rutter

Bachelor of Science

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus

The Hallmark Program is an excellent opportunity study with like-minded students and work together in an interdisciplinary setting.

So far the most enjoyable part of the Hallmark Program has been meeting La Trobe academics from a diverse range of disciplines. Listening to their study journeys has opened my eyes to the many possibilities that are available to students, and helped me appreciate just how rewarding a career in research can be.

The thing I am most looking forward to is the internship during the second year of the Hallmark Program. I am eager to be able to apply my knowledge I am gaining from my science degree to a real world application and experience firsthand what it is like being a scientific researcher.

La Trobe is a fantastic place to study because it is such supportive environment. The highly qualified lecturers and tutors are very approachable, and always willing to assist your learning in any way they can.


Charlotte UsherCharlotte Usher

Bachelor of Arts

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus


Craig WhittinghamCraig Whittingham

Bachelor of International Relations

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus

The Hallmark program is really fantastic. There are so many opportunities to extend yourself and to learn new skills, and the atmosphere in the classes is so close, supportive and growth oriented.

So far the most enjoyable part of the Hallmark Program has been working with the group and our lecturers. They are so knowledgeable and dedicated that I feel myself learning and developing through our discussions and group work.

The things I’m most looking forward to in the coming years of the Hallmark Program are the group research projects. I don't know too much about them, but I've heard a couple of things from students in the other cohorts and I'm quite excited.

The best thing about being at La Trobe is the community atmosphere. La Trobe feels friendly, and every time I speak to someone I am reminded of the support that is available, both through the university's formal structure and from academics and other students.


Third Year Hallmark Scholars

Jerica Allery

Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus

Hallmark Research Project topic: From Marketing Initiatives to Market Leaders: Environmental Sustainability


Naomi Beard

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus

Hallmark Research Project topic: Does Cultural Diversity Effect Child Vaccination Rates?


Joanna Bennet

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus
Graduated from Fitzroy High School

Hallmark Research Project topic: Independence Day: Supporting First Year Residential Students at La Trobe University

'The Hallmark Program is a fantastic opportunity for students to explore different research areas and gain invaluable leadership experience. In the next few years, I'm looking forward to gaining as much professional and academic experience as possible through the second year research project, the internships and the international study tour in 2017.'


Martin Carnovale

Bachelor of Arts (Archaeology)

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus
Graduated from Charles La Trobe College

Hallmark Research Project topic: Does Cultural Diversity Effect Child Vaccination Rates?


Bethany Claridge

Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus
Graduated from Damascus College Ballarat

Hallmark Research Project topic: From Marketing Initiatives to Market Leaders: Environmental Sustainability


Laura Cripps

Bachelor of Laws

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus
Graduated from Haileybury Girls College

Hallmark Research Project topic: From Visuals to Values: Exploring the influence of visual media on public opinion about refugees


Gavin Height

Bachelor of International Relations

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus

Hallmark Research Project topic: From Visuals to Values: Exploring the influence of visual media on public opinion about refugees

The Hallmark Program is a great opportunity to get a taste of interdisciplinary academic research.

So far the most enjoyable part of the Hallmark Program has been designing a research project with a group of like-minded class-mates.

The thing I’m most looking forward to in the coming years of the Hallmark Program is the trip to Japan next year and preparing myself for Honours.

The best thing about being at La Trobe is relaxing on Simpson Lawn watching the ducks in the moat.


Alana Higgins

Bachelor of Science

Hallmark Scholar at Bendigo campus

Hallmark Research Project topic: Digitally challenged? A comparison of technology use between rural and city university students

The Hallmark Program is a fantastic experience to be a part of and also develop knowledge of different techniques used in research.

So far the most enjoyable part of the Hallmark Program has been developing a group research project and engaging with a variety of guest speakers.

The thing I’m most looking forward to in the coming years of the Hallmark Program is the Overseas Study Tour in Japan in 2017 focusing on nuclear power and alternative energy sources.

The best thing about being at La Trobe is the amount of support and resources accessible to students that encourages study. Also the different opportunities available in which students can engage with the community while enhancing knowledge in their course studied.


Isabel Mallon

Bachelor of Health Science

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus
Graduated from Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School

Hallmark Research Project topic: What motivates our students to be healthy? A La Trobe gender-based research on physical activity


Matilda Mikic

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus
Graduated from Catholic Ladies' College

Hallmark Research Project topic: From Marketing Initiatives to Market Leaders: Environmental Sustainability

'Being part of the Hallmark Program prepares me for my future career in research and I'm particularly looking forward to the international study in third year.

Through the program I have met amazing people who are now some of my closest friends. Without the Hallmark Program, I wouldn't have applied to become a La Trobe Ambassador, which is such a rewarding role.'


Robert Murphy

Bachelor of International Relations

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus

Hallmark Research Project topic: From Marketing Initiatives to Market Leaders: Environmental Sustainability


Orneena Oraha

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus

Hallmark Research Project topic: What motivates our students to be healthy? A La Trobe gender-based research on physical activity


Annabelle Pendlebury

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus

Hallmark Research Project topic: From Visuals to Values: Exploring the influence of visual media on public opinion about refugees


Timothy Rickwood

Bachelor of Arts

Hallmark Scholar at Bendigo campus

Hallmark Research Project topic: Digitally challenged? A comparison of technology use between rural and city university students


Bronte Slinger

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus

Hallmark Research Project topic: From Visuals to Values: Exploring the influence of visual media on public opinion about refugees


Juliet Talarico

Bachelor of Biological Sciences

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus

Hallmark Research Project topic: From Marketing Initiatives to Market Leaders: Environmental Sustainability

The Hallmark Program is an opportunity to develop skill sets that are applicable both inside and outside of the class room.

So far the most enjoyable part of the Hallmark Program has been working with passionate and other like-minded people.

The thing I’m most looking forward to in the coming years of the Hallmark Program is the internship that I'll be undertaking at the University of Tasmania to assist in Tasmanian Devil research


Khayshie Tilak-Ramesh

Bachelor of Laws

Hallmark Scholar at Bendigo campus

Hallmark Research Project topic: Digitally challenged? A comparison of technology use between rural and city university students

The Hallmark Program is an innovative and immersive experience that fosters the educational cravings of high achieving students. For me, the program's value stems mainly from the unique way that it encourages individuality within its participants and provides us with a means of expressing these interests through our research. I am also constantly surprised by the plethora of leadership, educational and research opportunities that I would have been unaware of if I was not in the program.

Personally, the most enjoyable part of the program would have to be the people I have met. There is an indescribable sense of comfort in being surrounded by like-minded people who understand and thrive on striving to the best of their abilities. I also love the mentoring from guest lecturers, many of whom have carried out inspiring programs such as charities and other social justice efforts.

In the coming year, I am most looking forward to the overseas research trip to Japan and my individual internship. I am so excited to experience another culture whilst still undertaking and learning so much about research methods and skills to help me in my degree.

The best thing about La Trobe is its ability to cater to the diverse needs of a wide variety of students, ensuring that each student is cared for and that their needs/concerns are addressed. Particularly within the Bendigo campus, the community atmosphere is incredibly unique.


Stefan Turchiarelli

Bachelor of Science

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus

Hallmark Research Project topic: Independence Day: Supporting First Year Residential Students at La Trobe University


Angie Varvaris

Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus
Graduated from St Helena Secondary College

Hallmark Research Project topic: What motivates our students to be healthy? A La Trobe gender-based research on physical activity


Scott Williams

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus

Hallmark Research Project topic: Independence Day: Supporting First Year Residential Students at La Trobe University


Kira-Elise Wilson

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus

Hallmark Research Project topic: Independence Day: Supporting First Year Residential Students at La Trobe University

The Hallmark Program is a wonderful opportunity for anyone interested in gaining experience in their field of interest and developing a more sophisticated, cross-disciplinary outlook.

So far the most enjoyable part of the Hallmark Program has been interacting with students and staff from a myriad of disciplines. This has made me more thorough when approaching tasks, as I now draw from a wider range of perspectives and approaches.

The thing I’m most looking forward to in the coming years of the Hallmark Program is the 2017 study tour to Japan! The theme of nuclear power and weaponry is topical and holds relevance in nearly every discipline, so I think it will generate some really interesting discussion.

The best thing about being at La Trobe is the staff; it is very heartening to have so much support on offer here.


Jessica Wyllie

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Science

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus

Hallmark Research Project topic: Does Cultural Diversity Effect Child Vaccination Rates?


Jasmine Mary Zakhour

Bachelor of Science

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus
Graduated from Antonine College

Hallmark Research Project topic: What motivates our students to be healthy? A La Trobe gender-based research on physical activity


Hallmark Alumni

The inaugural cohort of Hallmark Scholars commenced in February 2014. Meet them here and find out what they've got to say about the Program.

Tynan Corless

Bachelor of Legal Studies

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus
Graduated from Parade College

Hallmark Research Project topic: Women in Academia: Gender as agenda

'I'm currently in England for a study abroad semester, and from there have successfully worked with my research group on a Hallmark project about women in academia. In 2015 I completed an internship with Dr Anthony Moran and Mr Mark Mallman on multiculturalism in Shepparton, Victoria.  The Hallmark Program is a great experience inside and outside the classroom. The program has helped me to make close friends early on in the first year at university, which is invaluable for the transition from school to uni. I'm looking forward to the study tour to China in 2016 and the best thing about being at La Trobe is the atmosphere, which is unmatched by any campus I have ever seen.


Sophie Daley

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

Hallmark Scholar at Bendigo campus
Graduated from Catholic College Bendigo

Hallmark Research Project topic: How have meat farmers in Victoria adapted to globalisation and how can farmers increase their economic and environmental sustainability for the future?

'The Hallmark program is an amazing opportunity gain insight into research on societies most pressing issues and interact with students across different disciplines.'


Malsha Fernando

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus
Graduated from Our Lady of Mercy College, Heidelberg

Hallmark Research Project topic: What strategies have been implemented within La Trobe University and beyond, to increase Indigenous student participation in tertiary education and what degree of success have these had to date?

'I am most looking forward to the International Study Tour in the coming years. Travelling overseas is always exciting, but I think it is also really interesting to see how research and work with NGOs can be related. Similarly it provides very hands-on approach to research, which is also very exciting.'


Michaela Henderson

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus
Graduated from Sacred Heart College, Geelong

Hallmark Research Project topic: Exploring the relationship between sport participation and general wellbeing including academic performance in La Trobe University Melbourne students


Sarah Knowler

Bachelor of Biological Sciences (Advanced Science)

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus

Hallmark Research Project topic: Can health promotion be a health hazard? Smokers’ physical, psychological and social experience during the move towards a total smoking ban at La Trobe University

'In 2015 I completed a rewarding lab-based research internship, which taught me a lot about researching in my field of study and connected me with a range of amazing people. As part of my Hallmark curriculum, I also worked on a research project that explored the effects of the smoking ban at La Trobe.

Currently, I'm in England completing a study abroad semester. I think that the Hallmark Program is a great opportunity to lay the foundation for a career in research — but it is also invaluable in equipping students with necessary leadership skills for the future.'


Max Lillywhite

Bachelor of International Relations / Diploma in Languages

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus
Graduated from Princes Hill Secondary College

Hallmark Research Project topic: What strategies have been implemented within La Trobe University and beyond, to increase Indigenous student participation in tertiary education and what degree of success have these had to date?

'So far the most enjoyable part of the program is the opportunity to work closely with other students from a wide range of degrees and backgrounds.'


Ally Mangion

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus
Graduated from Lauriston Girls' School

Hallmark Research Project topic: Can health promotion be a health hazard? Smokers’ physical, psychological and social experience during the move towards a total smoking ban at La Trobe University

'The Hallmark Program is, for me, a once in a lifetime opportunity which opens doors I never previously knew existed.'


Matthew G Marasco

Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy & Journalism)

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus
Graduated from Mill Park Secondary College

Hallmark Research Project topic: Women in Academia: Gender as agenda

'The Hallmark Program is a unique initiative which provides students with the resources and support to tackle the world's pressing problems. The program also acts as an academic aid to prepare students for their postgraduate studies.

Over the past year I have been given the opportunity to undergo an exciting internship with the Australian Futures Project. This was a profound introduction to the intersection of technology, government, business and society where collaboration and innovation drive ideas into action. I am also completing a research project that aims to explore the career ambitions and challenges of women in academia. In October 2015, I represented La Trobe University at the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum in Paris to discuss sustainable development and explore the futures of 500 young people from around the globe.

In 2016, I'm looking forward to a stimulating syllabus, a thrilling overseas program and an external internship, culminating in an exciting postgraduate opportunity. The best thing about being at La Trobe is the strong social connection between students and staff that operates within a rich academic landscape.'


Carmen Morabito

Bachelor of Business (Event Management)

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus
Graduated from Our Lady of Sion College

Hallmark Research Project topic: How have meat farmers in Victoria adapted to globalisation and how can farmers increase their economic and environmental sustainability for the future?

'The best thing about being at La Trobe is the coffee (just kidding)... the independent nature of being a student and the warm and friendly atmosphere.'


James O'Dwyer

Bachelor of Biological Science (Advanced Science)

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus
Graduated from Oxley College

Hallmark Research Project topic: How have meat farmers in Victoria adapted to globalisation and how can farmers increase their economic and environmental sustainability for the future?

'I'm finishing my second year in the Hallmark Program in 2015 and have been working on a research project that looks at the effects of globalisation on the Victorian meat production industry. I also completed an internship related to my field that taught me many useful research skills. The best part of the Hallmark Program is getting the opportunity to talk with active researchers in fields that I hope to explore one day.'


Mirna Oghanna

Bachelor of Law

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus
Graduated from St Monica's College

Hallmark Research Project topic: Women in Academia: Gender as agenda

'The Hallmark Program is a great opportunity to represent La Trobe University. The best thing about being at La Trobe is being a part of a vibrant community of people with many different views on the world.'


Alexandra Panagiotopoulos

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus
Graduated from Mill Park Secondary College

Hallmark Research Project topic: Can health promotion be a health hazard? Smokers’ physical, psychological and social experience during the move towards a total smoking ban at La Trobe University

'The Hallmark Program provides a great opportunity for students to make amazing friends, through experiences such as the residential and the warm class environment, which we get to stay in for the whole three years of the Program.'


Samantha Robertson

Bachelor of International Business

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus
Graduated from Horsham College

Hallmark Research Project topic: What strategies have been implemented within La Trobe University and beyond, to increase Indigenous student participation in tertiary education and what degree of success have these had to date?

'The Hallmark Program is an enjoyable way to develop your skills as a researcher and extend your knowledge past the subjects you would normally be studying in your degree. It is also a great way to prepare you for the future if you hope to continue studying past your bachelor degree.'


Aime Sacrez

Bachelor of Education

Hallmark Scholar at Bendigo campus

Hallmark Research Project topic: What strategies have been implemented within La Trobe University and beyond, to increase Indigenous student participation in tertiary education and what degree of success have these had to date?

In 2016 Aime was the winner for the Oceania region in the international Undergraduate Awards (Education category) for his essay 21st Century Leadership in Education and Business: From Psychology to Technology.


Bethany Thornton

Bachelor of Strategic Communication

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus
Graduated from Darwin High School

Hallmark Research Project topic: Exploring the relationship between sport participation and general wellbeing including academic performance in La Trobe University Melbourne students

'Originally from Darwin, I graduated from Darwin High School in 2013. My Hallmark internship with a leading researcher at LTU has given me the opportunity to co-author an academic journal article — together with my internship supervisor and mentor.

The Hallmark Program is a fantastic opportunity to challenge myself and gain experience in areas I wouldn't otherwise be able to access. I enjoy working with other high achieving students from a range of degree areas as it exposes me to different thought processes and ideas. All of the students bounce off each other really well.To me, one of the best parts of the Hallmark Program has been the Hallmark Orientation at Glenn College. During these few days I met people who have become some of my closest friends. Not only has my internship taught me a lot and enabled me to put class theory into context and practice, it has also brought about some exciting opportunities. I look forward to the study tour to China in mid-2016, which will be a great opportunity to learn about research in other countries. This personal learning experience will continue to challenge and push me in new ways.'


Ellen Turner

Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus
Graduated from Kilvington Grammar School

Hallmark Research Project topic: Can health promotion be a health hazard? Smokers’ physical, psychological and social experience during the move towards a total smoking ban at La Trobe University

'The Hallmark Program is an amazing opportunity for up and coming young researchers to get first hand experience in the field and in post graduate studies, while working with other students to help solve global issues.'


Eva Worden

Bachelor of Strategic Communication

Hallmark Scholar at Bendigo campus
Graduated from Assumption College

Hallmark Research Project topic: How have meat farmers in Victoria adapted to globalisation and how can farmers increase their economic and environmental sustainability for the future?


Nicole Zannoni

Bachelor of International Development

Hallmark Scholar at Bundoora campus
Graduated from Santa Maria College

Hallmark Research Project topic: Women in Academia: Gender as agenda

'The thing I'm most looking forward to in the coming years of the Hallmark Program is to see how the small ideas which we are formulating now will be brought into the Program in years to come and what each of us will create with these ideas.'