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Waanyi man, Otis Carmichael, awarded the Codebots Scholarship

28 June 2021 • 1 minute

Written by Shannon England

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We are excited to present the Codebots Scholarship to Otis. His enthusiasm towards embracing technology and opening this opportunity up to indigenous communities is inspiring.


Last year, Eban Escott, CEO & founder of Codebots, announced a scholarship for a meritorious indigenous or female student, excitingly this scholarship has now been awarded to University of Queensland, IT student Otis Carmichael.

“We are excited to present the Codebots Scholarship to Otis. His enthusiasm towards embracing technology and opening this opportunity up to indigenous communities is inspiring. We cannot wait to see what Otis achieves in the coming years.” - Eban Escott, CEO at Codebots

Otis hopes he can one day become a trailblazer aiming to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

“Just because our mob has a focus on spiritual connection to Country does not mean they have to shy away from technology, which can play a huge role in communications and learning” - Otis Carmichael.

Whilst completing his third-year Bachelor of Information Technology studies, Otis is also the president of UQ’s Goorie Berrimpa Student Collective – an inclusive on-campus community which organises social, sporting and professional events for all Indigenous students at UQ.

We are excited to see what Otis achieves over the coming years, and we hope that the Codebots Scholarship worth $5,000 will assist in accomplishing his dreams.