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CIT students awarded Refugee Week scholarships

Published: 23 Jun 2021

Seven CIT students will receive scholarships from the Canberra Refugee Support (CRS) during 2021 Refugee Week.

CRS provides the scholarships to help refugees and asylum-seekers meet tuition fees or buy computers, books, or other equipment for their studies.

CIT Student Tenzin Khenrab’s scholarship will assist with his studies in Barbering.

Tenzin was born in India after his family fled from Tibet. He worked as an unqualified barber in New Delhi before coming to Canberra as a refugee in January 2020. He is doing a Certificate III in Barbering (SHB30516) at CITs and works part time as a barber to help pay course costs.

“The scholarship will help me with the fees” said Tenzin. “I hope to complete my course within a year and eventually run my own salon.”

CIT nominated Tenzin because of his dedication to study and because he inspires his classmates.

“Tenzin goes out of his way to help other students and it’s a pleasure to have him in the classroom,” said his CIT teacher Tegan Riley.

The CRS scholarship program started in 2006 and relies on donations from individuals, church groups and service clubs. CRS is a not-for-profit refugee settlement and advocacy organisation. It aims to be a ‘good neighbour’ to refugees and asylum seekers in the Canberra region.

For more details on Canberra Refugee Support click here.