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For almost 145 years, our generous community of supporters has provided crucial funding to our students, researchers, research programs and capital projects. To them we say thank you!

Founded with a gift from Sir Walter Watson Hughes, the University of Adelaide has a proud history of philanthropy that continues to this day. As a research-intensive University and South Australia's only Go8 member, we pride ourselves on preparing our students to become the leaders and change-makers of tomorrow. Our research tackles the greatest challenges of our time to deliver meaningful benefits to our local, national and global communities.

Your support plays a vital role in our research programs' sustainability, and offers students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to step into a tertiary education they would not otherwise be able to access. 

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Augustus Short Scholarship recipients

Local doctor comes full circle

In 2006, Dr Vanessa Hughes received an Augustus Short Scholarship to study a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). Today she holds positions as both a General Practitioner and as a Lecturer at the University of Adelaide Medical School.

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Discovering new cancer therapies

Receiving an Augustus Short Scholarship in 2012 to study a Bachelor of Science (Molecular & Drug Design), Aimee Horsfall from Loxton South Australia, is today absorbed in research that could lead to changes in cancer treatments.

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Engineering solutions to transform farming

Louise Thomas received an Augustus Short Scholarship in 2011 to study a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical & Sports). Today, Louise is the cofounder and mechatronics engineer at Tensorfield Agriculture, based in California.

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Featured stories

Ensuring students can learn from the world’s best academics

Warren studied a Bachelor of Sciences at the University of Adelaide and, for a period, worked as a cadet in the University’s Physiology Department, before going on to enjoy a successful career as chief
chemist at an oil refinery.

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How gifts in Wills transform students' lives

Thanks to the LF & D Denholm Scholarship, Stephanie was able to undertake research vital to her PhD thesis (women’s religious patronage in Reformation England), in the United Kingdom, and gain access to leading academics.

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Making University possible for students despite financial difficulty

When Kaviya’s dad unexpectedly had to move overseas to look after an ill family member, she knew that money would be tight with her mum only able to work part-time.

The Terry Farquharson Medical Scholarship was the lifeline she needed to study at the University of Adelaide, and become a doctor.

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