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Inaugural Alastair McEwin scholarship recipient

Aidan Barry, 2018 Alastair McEwin Scholarship recipient

In 1994, Alastair McEwin AM graduated from the University of Adelaide, deeply grateful for the support he’d received through the Sir Charles Bright Scholarship. Now, having risen to the position of Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner, he’s giving others with a disability the same opportunity to ‘fly’.

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Local doctor comes full circle

Dr Vanessa Hughes

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

Aimee Horsfall

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

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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Aspiring barrister dreams big

Augustus Short Recipient Minh Bui

In 2009, Minh Bui received a scholarship to study a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Adelaide. With a passion for Law, Minh also studied a Bachelor of Laws, graduating with a LL.B and B.Com in 2013.

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From medical graduate to country practice

Dr Natalie Payne

Dr Natalie Payne received a scholarship in 2008 to study a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Adelaide. Today, Natalie is a GP working and living in Tanunda, South Australia.

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Funding critical library resources

Young male student is smiling at the camera, wearing glasses and a denim jacket.

This year’s Barr Smith appeal raised enough funds to secure access to two new and invaluable collections – the Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall and Migration to New Worlds. These collections will benefit students, like Master of Music student Andrew Groch, and researchers across numerous disciplines.

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Supporting high-performing students in need

Photo of Catherine Sloper, Augustus Short Appeal 2019 recipient

Augustus Short Scholarships support high-performing students who come from rural or remote areas, face financial hardship or another disadvantage. Thanks to the generosity of more than 330 donors, enough money has been raised in 2019 to offer an additional scholarship in perpetuity.

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Ensuring students can learn from the world’s best academics

Warren Hicks with his dog Jack

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

Stephanie Thomson

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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