SGS student scholarship 'a wonderful affirmation that pursuing social justice is valued'
Posted May 17, 2019
Always interested in social justice, Emily’s passion for shaping an inclusive and equitable society stepped up a notch after embarking on an exchange program to the Philippines in 2015.
"I know it’s cheesy to say, but the exchange program was an incredible and transformational experience. When I finished my internships in the Philippines, I said to myself: What is the most important thing I can be doing right now?" said Ms Pritchard.
Her answer was to pursue a career in urban planning, with a focus on community engagement.
The SGS Economics and Planning scholarship is named after the late Graham Larcombe, a champion of the people. Graham was a co-consultant, teacher and honorary adviser at SGS. He was passionate about equality of opportunity, environmental sustainability and the proper, inclusive governance of our cities, towns and regions - for him, these were integral elements of a truly prosperous society.
For SGS, the scholarship is a way to perpetuate Graham's ideas and beliefs.
"The scholarship is a way for us to reward, motivate and provide opportunities for students who share Graham's areas of interest. We congratulate Emily and hope that her passion for pursuing social justice ‘because it's the right thing to do' never wanes," said SGS Principal and Partner Patrick Fensham.