Augustus Short Scholarship

Financial hardship can be a significant barrier for students wishing to attend university.

With the support of an Augustus Short Scholarship, current student Agnes Doyle embarked on a Bachelor of Medical Studies at the University of Adelaide in 2023.

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The Augustus Short Scholarship provides invaluable support to students and are in great demand.

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It is an honour to have received the Augustus Short Scholarship.Agnes
Agnes Doyle, Augustus Short Scholarship

Agnes Doyle at the 2023 AU Sport Awards night 

"Growing up in Mount Gambier it was always clear to me that regional healthcare was under resourced and underfunded. Asthma frequently landed me in the hospital, where I encountered various challenges: from being admitted to the adult ICU ward due to limited space in the children’s ward, enduring month-long waits to see a doctor, to traveling to Adelaide for surgery. The lack of staff and resources at hospitals in the country really impacted my family and me" Agnes said.

“I am now driven to work in rural and regional communities and making a meaningful difference in people’s lives while helping to reduce the shortage of healthcare workers.

“It is an honour to have received the Augustus Short Scholarship and I am extremely grateful for the donors who made this possible.

Agnes Doyle, Augustus Short Scholarship

Agnes on her first day of university studying a Bachelor of Medical Studies

“Despite working two jobs during my gap year post high school to fund my university studies, the expense of relocating from country South Australia and living away from the family home was challenging," she said.

The Augustus Short Scholarship has allowed me to fully immerse myself in university life, dedicating more time to my studies and eliminating the stress of financial burdens.Agnes

Dr Augustus Short was the first Vice Chancellor University of Adelaide and believed that no student should be prevented from pursuing a higher education because of financial hardship. As the first Anglican Bishop of Adelaide, Dr Short encouraged the creation of educational and charitable institutions that served the whole community.

We know that some of Australia’s highest-achieving students run the risk of never attending university because they live in rural areas and/or are facing financial barriers. Augustus Short Scholarships offer these students meaningful financial support throughout their undergraduate degree, removing barriers to their participation in higher education.

In naming this scholarship fund, we acknowledge the profound impact Dr Augustus Short had on the University.

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Scholarship opens doors

For Holly Baldock, 2020 Augustus Short Scholarship recipient, being a scientist was always on her “to-be” list. Attending a small regional primary school where science wasn’t a major focus, Holly recalls how she was always interested in science as a child, and how her parents nurtured those interests.

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Ambitious geologist maximises opportunities

Georgie is a Bachelor of Science (Advanced) third-year student and 2020 Augustus Short Scholarship recipient who credits her mother’s strong work ethic for motivating her to pursue her studies and reach her full potential.

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Sights set on becoming science teacher

Kylie knew she wanted to be a high school teacher since Year 12. With the help of the University of Adelaide’s Augustus Short Scholarship, the Bachelor or Teaching (Secondary) and Bachelor of Science (Honours) graduate is well on her way to realising this dream.

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Your gift will continue to make a University of Adelaide education accessible to disadvantaged students. Thank you. 

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You can make a gift online in honour of Dr Augustus Short or by getting in touch with our Advancement team on +61 8 8313 5800 or