150 Scholarships for 150 Years

The Hon John Howard Angas

A scholarship program is fundamental to a university’s vision and objectives. This was a tradition embedded in the core foundations at the University of Adelaide, when the Hon.John Howard Angas established the first philanthropic scholarship in 1878.

John Angas was driven by a strong desire to encourage scientific training, especially in civil engineering, and to develop the skills required for the colony of South Australia.

Throughout our sesquicentenary year, we will be continuing that tradition with our 150 Scholarships for 150 Years.

Establishing a scholarship can change a life, and is one of the most meaningful ways to ensure the University of Adelaide’s 150 years of excellence continues to be available for the very best and brightest students, whatever their background or circumstance. Together with our community, we will continue to transform lives through the gift of education.

When you donate to the University of Adelaide, you can be confident that 100 per cent of your donation will go towards your chosen area. To find out more about establishing a scholarship please contact our development team on +61 8 8313 5800 or development@adelaide.edu.au

Celebrate 150 - Give to the future

Our sesquicentenary year is a time for us all to celebrate 150 years of education at the University of Adelaide. We will commemorate the occasion through Celebrate 150 - Give to the future which will be an avenue for alumni, donors and friends to engage more deeply with the university.

Celebrate 150 - Give to the future will raise funds to support the gift of education, which will continue to transform lives, inspire innovation and push boundaries. Together we will make history, celebrate 150 years of excellence, break new ground and remove barriers.

There is a wide range of ways you can be involved – the details can be found here.

Celebrate 150 - Give to the future follows on from our very successful first Giving Day, held in October last year which, thanks to more than 500 individual donors, raised more than $450,000 to support our students, researchers and the wider community.

We will celebrate Giving Day again this year on 5 September.

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