Inaugural 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’.

Alastair and his husband Professor Michael Kidd AM, established the Alastair McEwin Scholarship in perpetuity to support undergraduate or postgraduate coursework students who have a disability.

The inaugural Alastair McEwin Scholarship was awarded in 2018 to Aidan Barry who is working towards his Bachelor of Education program at the University.

Aiden's story demonstrates the practical impact a scholarship can have.

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