Bendigo law student Tayla Anderson awarded John Koowarta Scholarship

Recently, Bendigo La Trobe Law student Tayla Anderson who was awarded the John Koowarta Scholarship, was featured in the Bendigo Advertiser.

Ms Anderson is now in her fifth and final year of the double degree at La Trobe’s Bendigo campus and says the decision to study here and not Melbourne was easy.


“I have always enjoyed Bendigo,” she said, adding that the distance to her home in Swan Hill was a big selling point.


She now takes the two-hour drive to Bendigo two days a week to attend university, while working three days at Garden and Green Lawyers in Swan Hill.


“I love helping people and making a difference to people’s lives.”

The John Koowarta Scholarship is the only national scholarship dedicated to helping Indigenous students realise their ambitions of becoming lawyers. It was created 23 years ago and honours Aboriginal land rights pioneer John Koowarta, a Winychanam Elder from the Archer River region around Cape York.

In the Law Council of Australia press release, Law Council of Australia President, Fiona McLeod SC was quoted saying:

“Whether helping younger students with the transition to secondary school, or coaching them at the local football and netball club, Tayla has been a positive role model in Swan Hill, Victoria – where she’s excelled academically,” Ms McLeod said.

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La Trobe Law School congratulates Tayla Anderson on her success!

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