Heathdale flower 12th November 2020

Young Scholar Joins Melbourne Uni Program

As a Melbourne University Young Scholar, Mehtab Hundal will be mentored by University staff through his VCE studies.

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Year 10 student, Mehtab Singh Hundal, was ecstatic to find out he is officially a Melbourne University Young Scholar, having been accepted into the program named after former Vice-Chancellor Kwong Lee Dow. Over the next two years, Mehtab will be mentored through his VCE studies by University staff and guaranteed a place at Melbourne University if he meets certain criteria.

There were over 1500 applicants to the program, with the emphasis being on supporting future leaders who have shown academic prowess and community involvement. Heathdale’s Student Pathways Coordinator suggested Mehtab apply, and his combination of academic and extra-curricular achievements resonated with the selection committee.

Amongst other thing, Mehtab was named Student of the Year by the Academy of Martial Arts, and has organised workshops with Brothers & Sisters Foundation Incorporated to educate children and parents about issues like mental health.

Melbourne University has been on Mehtab’s horizon for a while now. “Ever since I’ve been exploring what my career path might be, I’ve been thinking about going to Melbourne University,” he said. “I want to study a Bachelor of Biomedicine and move into a Doctor of Medicine. From there I can become a GP, or complete further studies and go into surgery or specialised areas. In the past, my great great grandfather was a doctor. I wanted a career that helped other people. As a doctor, it’s practical as well, you get to listen to people and give advice.”

Congratulations to Mehtab on the achievement, and we look forward to supporting him in more ways throughout his VCE studies.