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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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2018 Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship Scholar, one year on: Alexandra Hawthorn

One year after being awarded the prestigious Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship, one of the University of Adelaide’s 2018 Future Leaders reflects on the past 12 months, what it means to be a leader and the value of the Westpac 100 Scholars Network. In 2018, Alexandra Hawthorn was awarded a Westpac Future Leader Scholarship to pursue […]

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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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2018 Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship Scholar, one year on: Matilda Handsley-Davis

One year after being awarded the prestigious Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship, one of the University of Adelaide’s Future Leaders reflects on the past 12 months, what it means to be a leader and the value of the Westpac 100 Scholars Network. Matilda Handsley-Davis was awarded a Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship in 2018 to enable positive […]

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Alumni in Focus: Louise Thomas

Co-founder and mechatronics engineer at Tensorfield Agriculture, Augustus Short Scholarship recipient and Bachelor of Engineering graduate Louise Thomas is this month’s Alumni in Focus. Tensorfield Agriculture is a startup dedicated to providing farmers with the next generation of agricultural machinery. Louise’s business endeavours have taken her worldwide. She currently lives between Shenzhen, China, where she […]

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2018 Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship Scholar, one year on: Kate Obst

One year after being awarded the prestigious Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship, one of the University of Adelaide’s 2018 Future Leaders reflects on the past 12 months, what it means to be a leader and the value of the Westpac 100 Scholars Network. In 2018, Kate Obst was awarded a Westpac Future Leader Scholarship to enable […]

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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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Image of Dr Justin Hardi with fellow alumni, retired NASA astronaut Dr Andy Thomas AO, Dr Kimberley Clayfield and Ms Andrea Boyd

Scholarships’ lasting value: sometimes it IS rocket science

In 2006, the Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Scholarship recipient Dr Justin Hardi graduated with a double degree in science and aerospace engineering from the University of Adelaide. Today, Justin leads the Combustion Dynamics Group at the Institute of Space Propulsion of Germany’s national aeronautics and space research centre. “It’s my dream job,” Justin […]

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Former scholarship recipient passing opportunity forward

Alastair McEwin was born deaf. He was also, it seems, born to lead. In 1994, he graduated from the University of Adelaide, deeply grateful for the support he’d received through the Sir Charles Bright Scholarship. Now, having risen to the position of Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner, he’s giving others with a disability the same opportunity […]

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