News: Augustus Short Scholarship

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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A world of discovery

Kendall Jenner, Physics and Astronomy

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).   

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Saving lives on a daily basis

Doctor with patient lying on hospital bed

Dr Christina Theodore (MBBS) is a frontline healthcare worker, University of Adelaide graduate and former recipient of a life-changing gift, the Augustus Short Scholarship.

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Civil engineer in training

Research materials on a table, students conversing in the background.

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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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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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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