Scholarship recipient Nonoka Minami and DELWP representative Eddie Cichoki
DELWP Spatial Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship recipient Nonoka Minaki and Surveyor-General of Victoria representative Eddie Cichoki.

29 September 2022

The DELWP Spatial Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship has been awarded to University of Melbourne student Nonoka Minami.

The scholarship is awarded to high-performing students from diverse backgrounds studying geospatial science and surveying disciplines.

Nonoka, studying for a Master of Spatial Engineering, said of the award:

“I hope that I can be an encouraging force, much like DELWP was to me, for more females and other people outside of STEM to pursue engineering and see their backgrounds as a strength and not a weakness."

Women make up just 4 % of Victoria’s 409 practising licensed surveyors and Surveyor-General Victoria is working to create a more diverse cohort. The scholarship program encourages students of diverse backgrounds to pursue a career in surveying and geospatial sciences.

Nonoka’s scholarship was awarded at a Melbourne University function in August by Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology Dean Mark Cassidy.

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