Sonesh, an ANU Engineering student, moved from Afghanistan to Australia due to safety issues. She had to overcome a lot of obstacles to get to where she is today. She feels studying at ANU is a road to a better future for her.
"The ANU community has so much potential to make change and university has allowed me to study subjects of interest in depth.
"I believe if I become an engineer I can make a difference and build facilities that would make the world a better place, so fewer people would have to struggle.
"I wouldn't be here without a scholarship and, like myself, there are many other students out there who have experienced hardship that has disadvantaged them in getting a tertiary education. Scholarships and student support allow us to reach our full potential and become the new generation of Australia's leaders."
Sonesh believes scholarships give students more than a degree.
"You might not be able to change the world, but you can definitely change the world of one person."