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Civil Engineer in training

Thanks to the Augustus Short Scholarship, Declan has been able to juggle study, professional placements and relocating from rural Victoria, all while putting his time and energy towards excelling in his Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering degree.

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Prize creates lasting legacy

An inaugural recipient of the Alicia Rose Doherty Memorial Fund Prize, Dr Burford-Rice has completed her Master of Clinical Psychology/PhD and is giving back in remote and regional areas of South Australia.  

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Inspired to teach

Maria Blackmore

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.

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SA vet motivated to help

Dr Christopher Smith

In 2013, Dr Christopher Smith embarked on his veterinary journey, studying a Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience) at the University’s Roseworthy Campus. He completed an internship at a specialist hospital in Perth in 2019, and today works as a vet in regional South Australia.

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Alice's story

Alice Miller

Thanks to the Don Alexander Scholarship, Alice Miller has been able to focus on her studies and dedicate more time to her passion – encouraging young women into STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). 

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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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