Meet Natasha Harvey

Natasha Harvey is well on her way to achieving her mission to protect the planet. Natasha’s results for her first year studying Bachelor of Environmental Systems were so high she made the Dean’s List of Excellence in Academic Performance, was awarded the Academic Prize and the Belmore Scholarship for First Year Chemistry at the University of Sydney.

The granddaughter of Vietnam Veteran Victor Harvey, known as ‘Par’ for his love of golf, Natasha describes her relationship to the veteran as close. “Being the only two Leos in our family there are many traits we share, and we often view the world the same way.”

Natasha is jetting off to Vancouver, Canada for her second semester in 2017 on an exchange program with the University of British Columbia (UBC). UBC prides itself “embracing innovation and challenging the status quo”, and is a “is a public Canadian research university and a global centre for teaching that is consistently ranked in the top 50 universities in the world.”

A recipient of a scholarship managed by AVCAT and funded by Chatswood RSL Club Natasha said, “It is very hard to describe how much it has assisted me throughout my first year at university. Having to move from my home town to attend university your support has allowed me to settle into my new surroundings with ease.” She goes on to say “My weighted average mark is in the high distinction range, and your support definitely assisted me in achieving this mark. I am so thankful for your continued support this year, and how it will allow me to continue to excel at my studies.”

The Scholarships Team at AVCAT is immensely proud of Natasha’s achievements and we wish her continuing success with the remainder of her studies.