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Classic Scholarship Success

Shona Edwards

Shona Edwards was on track to complete her undergraduate studies in 2018 when she was diagnosed with papillary meningioma – a tumour at the base of her spine. 

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Children's University Adelaide

Children's University, Graduation Day

Thanks to a recent partnership with Farina Restoration Group, three new remote schools joined the Children’s University Australasia and Africa (IO) program in term three 2022.

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Revolutionising fertility treatment

Dr Kylie Dunning IVF research

Any couple trying to conceive through IVF will tell you it is a tiring, stressful and costly journey. Thankfully, researchers at The University of Adelaide, in partnership with medical technology company Fertilis, have developed a ground-breaking new micro-device which will revolutionise 

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Something to smile about

Margie Steffens and Karen Hawke

Karen first discovered the University of Adelaide’s Community Outreach Dental Program in 2012 when she was a tenant at the Light Square Common Ground community housing complex. She and her young son were among the first patients of the service after Karen’s social worker recommended the newly launched program.

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The love of music

Ruth Schuetz

The love of music was instilled in Ruth Schuetz (Diploma of Arts and Education, 1950) as a child, a connection that endured throughout her life. In 2020 at the age of 95, Ruth passed away leaving a gift in her Will to the Elder Lunchtime concert series.

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Kulpi Minupa scholarships support medicine students to go rural

Kulpi Minupa Program participants with donor Jill Hoopmann

Medical student Tarran Dunn, along with six other peers, travelled 300 kilometres north of Adelaide to Port Augusta this winter for a pilot eight-week clinical placement program, Kulpi Minupa, working with local Aboriginal communities.

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New scholarship to support agriculture and animal care

Agricultural science students with sheep

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

ENDIA Study participant sitting on grass

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.

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Possingham Family Legacy

Barbara and Maxwell Possingham

A new postgraduate top-up scholarship in environmental sustainability will honour Barbara and Max Possingham and promote vital research.

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Smoke tainted grape donation to revolutionise brandy

Simon Tolley Wines vineyard

Research into the use of smoke-tainted grapes in brandy production is an innovative project paving the way to sustainable, climate-resilient alcohol production.

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