Class of 2023 Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholar

The Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program is an academic enrichment program designed to support high achieving Victorian Year 11 and Year 12 students.

Congratulations Alice Taylor for being selected as a Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholar.

The University of Melbourne received 1500 incredible applications and it was a students’ academic achievements and community involvement that really impressed them.Students selected as Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars become part of a supportive University community and peer network through a tailored program of events and activities.

The University of Melbourne looks forward to working with students over the next two years to help future leaders reach their potential. Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program

About Professor Kwong Lee Dow

Professor Kwong Lee Dow is a former University Vice-Chancellor, a distinguished education scholar, and an active contributor to curriculum reforms. He has held various Victorian government positions, including chair of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. He was appointed Member of the Order of Australia in 1984 and in 2012, was made an Officer of the Order. He has received various awards and recognition for his achievements and leadership.

In 2007, the University of Melbourne welcomed 700 of Victoria’s most talented secondary students as the inaugural Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars. Today, the number of Young Scholars who have participated in the program has reached more than 8000 students from 500 participating schools.

“They’ve been chosen not only because there is a feeling that they will succeed and will do well in the University, but that they have qualities of leadership, engagement and involvement.” – Professor Kwong Lee Dow

Congratulations, Alice!