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issues Growing Potential Making a difference to the lives of Aboriginal people with disability is what drives Carroll Towney, the first recipient of the Growing Potential Scholarship. T he scholarship is a joint initiative between Growing Potential and the University of New England (UNE) that will provide an opportunity for four Carroll Towney accepts the scholarship to the Graduate Certificate in NDIS Business Development. accept her scholarship at a function support to the Aboriginal community held at UNE’s Sydney Campus. of Coffs Harbour, giving the best “The Graduate Certificate in NDIS possible health and wellbeing Indigenous students to study a Business Development scholarship Graduate Certificate in NDIS Business will allow me to gain greater Development between 2018 and 2021. knowledge to assist Galambila’s Aboriginal families and the community workforce to respond to the needs by providing culturally appropriate woman who works as the Quality and of our customers with disabilities,” NDIS and Early Childhood Early Strategic Development Officer at Carroll said. Intervention (ECEI) services. Carroll is a proud Kamilaroi Galambila Aboriginal Health Service “It will also help my capacity to in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales. work alongside the Windaan team to She recently travelled to Sydney to provide culturally appropriate NDIS outcomes to our mob.” The Windaan team supports Applications for the 2019 Growing Potential Scholarship are now open. issues 37