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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When Kaviya’s dad unexpectedly had to move overseas to look after an ill family member, she knew that money would be tight with her mum only able to work part-time.
The Terry Farquharson Medical Scholarship was the lifeline she needed to study at the University of Adelaide, and become a doctor.