Jovana's story

When Jovana was in high school, her biggest fear was that her family’s disadvantage would mean she would never go to university.


Her parents moved to Australia and settled in Wodonga to escape conflict in the former Yugoslavia, and with four children, money was always tight.

When Jovana found out she had been awarded a Monash scholarship, she screamed for joy. Her dream of attending university was coming true.

Now, one of Jovana’s most treasured memories is representing Monash at the national uni games in basketball in 2019 – and winning. She plays soccer for Team Monash, too.

She’s completing a Bachelor of Biomedical Science and says she’s found her place and purpose at Monash, and it’s all thanks to the generosity of people like you.

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