Five young women from the ACT awarded through Enrichment Grants program

Released 11/10/2019

Individual grants of $2000 have today been awarded to five young women in the ACT to assist them in developing skills and achieving their goals as part of this year's Audrey Fagan Young Women’s Enrichment Grants program.

The successful 2019 recipients are:

  • Lauren Chenery will use the grant to help fulfil her dream of becoming a rural GP
  • Jessica Booth will attend the 12-day residential National Youth Science Forum
  • Eleanor Coleman is organising a camping trip for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander young women to improve their cultural awareness and build a support network
  • Ashlyn Morton will use the grant to pursue a career in Makeup Artistry
  • Lily Sharrock will use the grant to deliver the "LoveLife by Lily" Art exhibition

I am pleased to be able to support these young women in their pursuit to achieve their goals, to contribute to the community and to become young leaders in their fields. Supporting young women today to prosper and lead is fundamental in raising the status and therefore the life opportunities and inclusion of girls and women in the ACT.

One of this year’s grant recipients, Jessica Booth said "This grant will be very beneficial in helping me push forward in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) field. I’m very grateful for the money to help give me the opportunity to learn more about my interests in chemistry and engineering."

The Audrey Fagan Young Women’s Enrichment Grants highlight the ACT Government’s commitment to the development of opportunities for young women. This supports the government’s efforts in creating a community where women are safe, healthy, equally represented, and valued for their contribution to society.

For a complete list of this year’s successful recipients and funded projects visit

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