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Inspired by nature
Driven by a love of plants and animals, and with a particular affinity for birds, Catherine, a previous Augustus Short Scholarship recipient, tells us about her journey before and after receiving the scholarship.
Inspired to teach
Despite a difficult childhood, Maria finished Dux of her school in 2013. Inspired by the positive impact her teachers had on her life and studies, she pursued a career in teaching, receiving an Augustus Short Scholarship in 2014. Today, Maria is an English and Humanities teacher at her old high school and a Council member for the City of Salisbury.
A world of discovery
Driven by a wonder about how the universe works and how it evolves over time, Kendall, an Augustus Short Scholarship recipient, will graduate in 2022 with a Master in Philosophy (Physics & Astronomy).
Celebrating our benefactors at FESTUM
At the bi-annual FESTUM on 11th September 2021, we celebrated the phenomenal impact made by Board of Benefactors members; philanthropists who have given or pledged $25,000 or more to the University of Adelaide to support research, scholarships, and other priority areas.
Dr Duncan Memorial Scholarship Fund reaches target
The tragic and suspect death of a newly appointed lecturer to the Adelaide Law School in May 1972 was the catalyst for gay law reform in South Australia and Australia. Dr George Duncan’s drowning in the Torrens shocked South Australia.
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PhD candidate receives emergency grant
When the COVID-19 pandemic burdened Natalie* and her young family with extreme and unexpected financial stress, a Student Emergency grant was a lifeline during their time of need.
Quiet achiever leaves a noble legacy
William ‘Bill’ Hughes was a country boy, raised in Quorn in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges. Born into a big family, he was very thankful to be one of the youngest, as it meant he could quietly be in the background where he could spend time reading and fostering his love of learning.
New scholarship to support agriculture and animal care
The Trustees for the Commonwealth Hill Trust are laying the foundation for tomorrow’s agriculturalists and veterinarians, with an undergraduate scholarship for students who are passionate about agricultural science, animal behaviour, veterinary bioscience and veterinary technology.
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Joining forces to fight type 1 diabetes
Thanks to philanthropic funding from JDRF and the Helmsley Charitable Trust, experts at the Robinson Research Institute have been collaborating with research institutions across the country to uncover environmental factors that contribute to type 1 diabetes.
Possingham Family Legacy
A new postgraduate top-up scholarship in environmental sustainability will honour Barbara and Max Possingham and promote vital research.