Scholarship Recipients

Margarita Rojas, 2021 Scholarship recipient

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Margarita Rojas is our 2021 Scholarship recipient and is currently undertaking a Diploma in Governance at the Institute of Community Directors Australia.


CALD2LEAD is co-funding Margarita’s Diploma in proud partnership with the Institute of Community Directors Australia, Spanish Window Community Services (Ventana Hispana), & Margarita herself.


Margarita is the 3rd recipient of funding support from CALD2LEAD and is dedicated to empowering the Australian Hispanic community in Melbourne’s South East. This Diploma in Governance will not just help Margarita’s own leadership journey, it will also help deliver her passion to strengthen the governance at the not-for-profit Spanish Window Community Services where she has volunteered for over 10 years. 


CALD2LEAD continues to focus on providing multicultural leaders like Margarita the top quality leadership and development programs they deserve.


We congratulate Margarita and look forward to supporting her leadership journey through the Diploma and beyond!

John Kuot, 2020 Scholarship recipient

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John Kuot was our 2020 Scholarship recipient and successfully completed Leadership Victoria’s signature Williamson Community Leadership Program in January 2021.


CALD2LEAD has co-funded John’s program participation jointly with Leadership Victoria & John himself.


John was the 2nd recipient of funding support from CALD2LEAD.  Since graduating from the Williamson Program John has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship with Columbia University in the City of New York. 


We congratulate John and look forward to following his Leadership journey to New York and beyond!

Ring was awarded the 2019 Leadership Victoria Alumni Scholarship for the Folio Leadership Program. The Scholarship was co-funded by the LV Foundation in partnership with 2017 Folio Program Alumni including the co-founders of CALD2LEAD).

Ring’s biggest takeaway from Folio was learning how to influence interactions positively. “Now I have a softer mind and heart; it’s not just ultimatums. I learned that everyone’s stories matter. Listening to them is vital.”

Folio took him out of his comfort zone, giving him the confidence to open himself up to the world. “It makes you willing to take the risks, risks you can manage because you have the leadership skills to mitigate the risks.”

Ring was recently appointed as a Field Manager at The Australian Bureau of Statistics.

We congratulate Ring on his appointment wish him well in his new position.

Based on an article published by Leadership Victoria and published with permission.


Ring Mayar, 2019 Scholarship recipient