Eight UNSW students have joined the ranks of Australia's sporting elite after winning prestigous Ben Lexcen Scholarships.

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It's been a long journey, but 17-year-old Sudanese refugee Teresa Yuol is kicking off her university career as UNSW's first Football united scholar.

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COFA student Belem Lett has won the sought-after Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship.

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Jenna Owen is determined to close the gap on Indigenous health when she becomes the first Aboriginal optometrist in NSW.

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Arts/Law student Fiona Cunningham has won the UNSW Harvard Travel Scholarship.