I am truly honoured to be one of the recipients of the OAL scholarship this year. Thanks to generous educational grants like yours, my dream of becoming a Speech Language Pathologist is moving forward. This award gives me an opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for becoming a SLP, a position in which I hope to be able to give back to my community while also working towards a role of leadership and responsibility.

Just as this grant has been important, I am also very grateful for the help and guidance that OAL and Serene have given me. OAL has been there for me every step of the way, from getting in touch with the representatives at the University of Sydney to guiding me in resolving the problems I had encountered in application, many of which could not have been solved without the help from OAL. This assistance has been invaluable in helping me settle down in Sydney and has also allowed me to focus more on my education.

Your generosity, both financially and with your advice and assistance, has inspired me to help others around me. In future, I hope that I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have empowered me.

Once again, thank you very much, OAL and Serene, for the vote of confidence, this scholarship and your indispensable help thus far.


Krystal Chng
Master of Speech Language Pathology (MSLP), Class of 2020
University of Sydney