Victorian Young Achiever Awards

Please read below some words from our previous winners



2013 BASF Science and Technology Award winner Dr Elizabeth Verghese

"I found the gala dinner both an inspiring and humbling event, where I had the opportunity to marvel at the achievements of so many young Australians. I couldnt believe that I actually won my category! This prestigious award has already opened a number of doors for me professionally and I'm sure will continue to do so in the future. I thank god for the opportunities and the people he placed in my life especially staff at Monash and Victoria university, my collaborators and the funding bodies for their generous support. This award is dedicated to my family, the people with chronic kidney disease, kidney cancers and muscle disorders who inspire me with their courage and my students training to be researchers and health professionals who give me a reason to get out of bed every morning."



2013 Victorian Government's Small Business Achievement Award winner Simon Schulz

"It was fabulous to see young people of such high caliber at the gala presentation, to hear their story and their contribution to our community and to also receive their due recognition for their efforts. For myself it was an honor to have won my category, this has lead to my peers and customers recognising the tremendous effort my team and I have put in to make this business successful."