One day, a future scientist, lawyer or psychologist is on the cards for this year 9 student. The path leading to a potential career in either field has already opened the door to make this a reality.
St George Girls High School's Amina Alam, has secured a Harding Miller Education Foundation's scholarship.
She was rewarded with the four-year academic scholarship at the Public Education Foundation annual awards ceremony in Sydney.
The foundation provides high academic achieving young Australian women with tools, resources and support to help them reach their full potential.
Hundreds of high school students applied for the scholarships. Amina was selected as one of the 85 winners for 2019.
Scholarship recipients receive new laptops, high speed internet, face-to-face and online tutoring, subject and career guidance, mentoring and financial support to help cover the costs of uniforms, books and school expenses.
The scholarship is valued at more than $20,000.
"I intend to study neuroscience and forensic pathology in university," she said.
"I'm really interested in psychology and law and being able to study one of these in university would mean a lot to me.
"By having this scholarship assist me on school fees, I'll have the same opportunities as everyone else to achieve this."
"Amina is well deserving of the scholarship and we are sure it will help her to achieve success in coming years and put her in a position to fulfil her tertiary education and career aspirations after school," Foundation representative, Cara Varian, said.