News: philanthropy

Sights set on becoming science teacher

Kylie Do, Augustus Short Scholarship recipient

Kylie knew she wanted to be a high school teacher since Year 12. With the help of the University of Adelaide’s Augustus Short Scholarship, the Bachelor or Teaching (Secondary) and Bachelor of Science (Honours) graduate is well on her way to realising this dream.

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Stacey’s story: Passion for psychology and perseverance

Stacey, Student Emergency Fund recipient

Not all university students have the financial support of their family, a job or a scholarship. Lucky for Stacey, the University of Adelaide’s Student Emergency Fund has made all the difference. 

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Celebrating our benefactors at FESTUM

FESTUM speakers in Bonython Hall

At the bi-annual FESTUM on 11th September 2021, we celebrated the phenomenal impact made by Board of Benefactors members; philanthropists who have each pledged $25,000 or more to the University of Adelaide to support research, scholarships, and other priority areas of the University.

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Dr Duncan Memorial Scholarship Fund reaches target

Dr George Duncan

The tragic and suspect death of a newly appointed lecturer to the Adelaide Law School in May 1972 was the catalyst for gay law reform in South Australia and Australia. Dr George Duncan’s drowning in the Torrens shocked South Australia.

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Brittany's story: Inner strength leads to dreams pursued

Student Emergency Fund

Brittany's family background was a driving force behind why she wanted to study Psychology. With a deep understanding and empathy for people who come from disadvantaged backgrounds, she now wants to help as many people as she can through being a clinical psychologist.

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Jake's story: A journey from homelessness to studying medicine

Student Emergency Fund

When Jake* was 17, he found himself homeless because of domestic violence. He struggled through his first year of university, concentrating on how to survive, not how to learn. 

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