Unibooks honours student excellence
Unibooks is providing University of Adelaide students with more than just textbooks.
The bookseller, whose on-campus stores have been filling students' reading lists for more than 75 years, has launched an annual scholarship for Honours students.
"Unibooks has a long tradition of involvement with the University of Adelaide," said Unibooks' Chairman Brian Nadilo. "This scholarship is just the next step in our continual support to students."
Unibooks is a not-for-profit organisation, meaning that any surplus funds are put back into supporting student activities and academic excellence. The Unibooks Scholarship for Honours Students provides financial support to an undergraduate student who wishes to study Honours in their chosen field, and is open to students from any of the faculties.
Mr Nadilo said the scholarship was a vital way for Unibooks to invest in the future of the University and enable a deserving student to continue their postgraduate studies without the financial burden.
The scholarship is geared towards Honours students because of the importance, and relative shortage, of scholarships specifically for Honours-level study, Mr Nadilo said.
"We believe that Honours is the first step in the foundations of an academic career and being able to help increase the knowledge base at the University of Adelaide is something Unibooks is proud to be associated with."
The inaugural scholarship, valued at $15,000, will be divided equally between the University of Adelaide, Flinders and UniSA in 2007. It will be awarded to one student from each of the universities on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Once the scholarship is open for application, further information will be available on the scholarships website: www.adelaide.edu.au/scholarships/honours/
Story by Lana Guineay