Four years after arriving in Australia from a Turkish refugee camp, University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ) Arts/Law student Farhan Khudir has been awarded the Toowoomba Region’s 2023 W. H. Groom Centenary of Toowoomba Scholarship.
Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio congratulated the former Toowoomba State High School student on his academic and community service achievements. The prize was presented at today’s (January 26) Toowoomba city Australia Day award presentation ceremony at Picnic Point.
Farhan is entering his third year of a Bachelor of Arts (major in International Relations) and a Bachelor of Law at UniSQ.
The 21-year-old student works as a part-time administrative assistant at the Toowoomba Social Justice Commission’s Dignity Project, where he acts as an interpreter for refugee and migrant families who are settling in Australia, and relevant support agencies, prospective employers and volunteers. He initially started as a volunteer with the project.