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Augustus Short Scholarship Appeal

Connor, 2017 Augustus Short Scholarship Recipient and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) student.

When Connor finished high school, he knew there was only one degree he wanted to pursue: a Bachelor of Engineering at the University of Adelaide.

Connor lived with his mum and dad in Renmark, so choosing this degree meant moving to Adelaide on his own and supporting himself through his studies.

“I was really worried about how I would afford everything and still be able to focus properly on my studies. The relief I felt when I heard I’d be getting an Augustus Short Scholarship was huge. I’m proud to say I’m in the second year of my degree and doing really well. Without the support of the Augustus Short Scholarship my time at uni would be so much harder. When you give to the appeal, you’re directly supporting students like me.”

Please make a gift today to help more students like Connor.

Changing lives through scholarships

Some of Australia’s highest-achieving students run the risk of never making it to university because they live in regional or rural areas, or are experiencing financial hardship.

Augustus Short Scholarships offer these students meaningful financial support throughout their undergraduate degree, removing barriers to their participation in higher education.

These scholarships are named in honour of Dr Augustus Short, Founder of the University in 1874. He believed that no student should be prevented from pursuing higher education because of financial hardship.

Students urgently need your support

In 2018, for every student who received an Augustus Short Scholarship, there were 43 who missed out.

The need is great, and immediate.

Will you support disadvantaged students by making a gift today?

An endowed fund to support future generations

Made possible through generous gifts from our donors, the Augustus Short Scholarship is an endowed fund. This means that students in need receive urgently-needed support today, and future generations of students will be sustainably supported too. You can make a gift with immediate impact today.

Support students like Connor today

Your gift will make an immediate impact that will be felt for generations to come. When you donate to the Augustus Short Scholarships Appeal, you can be confident that 100% of your gift will go to students who need it most. Please give today.

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If you would like to have a more detailed discussion about how you can support disadvantaged students at the University, please contact +61 8 8313 5800 or email

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