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Augustus Short and Education

Augustus Short attended Westminster School, The Collegiate School of St Peter at Westminster in London from 1811–1820. For his final four years at the School he won, by academic competition, a prestigious scholarship as a King’s Scholar, a scholarship first created by Queen Elizabeth I. He later reminisced, “I now more fully realise than ever […]

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Inaugural Emeritus Professor George Rogers AO Supplementary Scholarship Awarded

Emeritus Professor George Rogers AO’s enduring impact on the University of Adelaide was extended further in April as the first student to receive a newly established scholarship in his name was awarded at the School of Biological Sciences prize and graduation drinks. Timothy Allen received the inaugural Emeritus Professor George Rogers Supplementary Scholarship. The scholarship […]

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A gift to the tune of a Koenig-Betcher violin

Buying a world-class instrument is the dream of any budding musician studying at the Elder Conservatorium of Music. Unfortunately, for most, it’s also a daunting and near-impossible task. Such was the case for Bachelor of Music undergraduate Mae Napier-Traeger before the generosity of donors saw her become the custodian of the Koenig-Betcher violin last year. […]

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Aerial view of guests seated for the Board of Benefactors' Festum dinner

The inaugural Board of Benefactors’ FESTUM

More than 150 guests assembled at the National Wine Centre for the inaugural Board of Benefactors’ FESTUM, which recognises the exceptional contributions made by alumni and friends who have pledged more than $25,000 to different areas of the University. Before the main event, guests were treated to a stunning outdoor performance by the Elder Conservatorium […]

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Westpac Bicentennial Foundation: 2018 scholarship afternoon tea

Together with Westpac Bicentennial Foundation, the University of Adelaide hosted an afternoon tea to celebrate our 2018 scholarship recipients and to showcase the opportunities that the Westpac Scholarship Program can provide to future applicants. The Westpac Scholarship Program is an initiative of the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation, which celebrated Westpac’s 200 anniversary in 2017 with a […]

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Feng Fu, Alumni and Donor, University of Adelaide

Alumnus in focus: Feng Fu 

The University of Adelaide alumnus Feng Fu has worked in asset management for 10 years. He is currently the chief portfolio manager for a hedge fund in Mainland China. He was one of the alumni who attended the Back to Campus event last month. Feng has a strong bond with the University, that continues to […]

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Natasha’s gift of education

Quality education for everyone – no matter what their background – has been a key motivator for Natasha Stott Despoja AM for as long as she can remember. For the past five years Natasha has funded an undergraduate scholarship to support a financially disadvantaged female student of academic merit to study humanities full-time. “Scholarships are […]

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Taplin Indigenous Bursary

Aboriginal staff and students at the University of Adelaide will have the opportunity to travel overseas to learn about indigenous research and teaching projects in other countries, thanks to the generosity of former Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), Emeritus Professor John Taplin. The Taplin Indigenous Bursary for International Education has been established to assist indigenous students and […]

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