Recognition for tomorrow’s leaders

27 Feb 2019

Two University of Queensland postgraduate students have been recognised among the nation’s brightest, named as 2019 Westpac Future Leaders Scholars.

Sachithrani Umanda Madugalle, Matthew Page and 15 other students across Australia will share $2 million to support their work to find solutions to some of the nation’s most complex issues.

Each scholarship recipient will get up to $120,000 to cover their postgraduate studies, along with a nine-month leadership development program and the opportunity to study abroad.

Ms Madugalle is striving to understand the genetics behind the brain’s response to fear.

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