Growing up in Canberra, Lewis was a keen athlete who played cricket, soccer and rugby.
"For as long as I can remember, I've always been passionate about sport, whether through watching, coaching or playing."
Lewis says that he was especially excited to receive this scholarship as it allows him to continue his passion for cricket.
“I was thrilled to receive the scholarship as it added another dimension to tertiary education and presented a wonderful opportunity to be more involved with the university itself, as well as furthering my cricket. The ANU Cricket Club has a great culture and all the players have been incredibly welcoming. I’m really enjoying pre-season training and I can’t wait for the season to start.”
Receiving the scholarship has also provided Lewis with additional motivation.
“It has helped me appreciate how fortunate I am and motivated me to be successful in both my studies and cricket. I will be putting my best foot forward to make the donors proud and do justice to the scholarship.”
Being a scholarship recipient has also given Lewis a greater appreciation of the positive impact of philanthropy.
“The generosity of donors, including current and former players, who are willing to invest in someone else and give them the best opportunity to succeed, often with limited benefit to themselves, speaks a lot about their selfless nature and integrity.”
Since commencing his studies, Lewis has enjoyed fulfilling his long-term goal of pursuing higher education at ANU.
“My favourite thing about ANU is the wide variety of extracurricular activities on offer and that the quality of education is of a very high standard. There are many opportunities to participate in activities beyond the academic field, which creates an inclusive and enjoyable environment.”
As for his future ambitions, Lewis is keen to continue doing his best, wherever life takes him.
“My primary ambition for the future is to be successful and happy in whatever I do and be able to repay the faith and time people have put in to help me grow over the years.”