VC's scholarships double
The annual Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships program, which awards two scholarships to students each year, is set to double to offer a total of four scholarships in 2008.
Entirely funded by the public, the scholarships program is expanding after receiving record support through the 2006 Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships Fund annual appeal.
"I'm greatly pleased that we are able to extend the scholarships program to give four more deserving students a helping hand as they begin university in 2008. It is through the outstanding generosity of alumni and friends of the University that this has become possible," said University of Adelaide Vice-Chancellor and President Professor James McWha.
Now in its fifth year, the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships are awarded annually to undergraduate students at the University of Adelaide, providing $5000 support each year for the course of their degree.
Selection is based on academic merit and financial need, with at least one scholarship being awarded to a student from a rural area.
The Vice-Chancellor recently met the 2007 Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships winners: Michael Noble from Cleve on the Eyre Peninsula, who is studying Agriculture, and Tiffany Hams from Kangaroo Island, who is in her first year of a double degree in Science and Law.
"The Scholarship has taken the financial pressure off my parents, and has made the move from the country to the city to study a lot easier," said Michael, who relocated five hours' drive away from his family's farm to live and study at the University's Roseworthy Campus.
Tiffany said the scholarship was a great support. "To begin university, I had to relocate from Kangaroo Island. The Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship has really helped me move away from home and begin my university education, and allows me to focus on my studies. I'm very grateful to donors to the Fund."
For more information about the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships Fund appeal, please contact the Manager, Fundraising and Development, on (08) 8303 4275 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Story by Lana Guineay