Arts graduate awarded prestigious Hawker Scholarship Extension

Oliver Douglas with the Honourable Frances Adamson AC

Oliver Douglas with Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia

Recent Bachelor of Arts graduate, Oliver Douglas, will continue his studies at the University of Adelaide by pursuing his Honours in History, supported by the C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship Extension.

In 2020, Oliver was one of three award recipients selected from 125 applicants from across Australia.

Supported by the scholarship, Oliver embraced leadership roles as the Vice President of St Mark’s residential college and worked closely with Head of College, Professor Don Markwell AM to create profiles of St Mark’s women of distinction to celebrate the college’s 40th anniversary of co-education.

In addition to his outstanding academic results, Oliver is a Lieutenant in the Australian Army Reserve and President of the South Australian Association of University College Clubs.

The C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship is awarded to capable students of principle and character who are committed to Australia’s future. It is one of the most generous privately funded scholarships available to undergraduate and postgraduate students in Australia.

Since 1990, the Trustees have awarded more than $7 million to 139 young Australians, including a significant number from regional areas.

Oliver was awarded the scholarship extension by Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia, at a presentation at Government House in Adelaide on Wednesday 3 May 2023.

Oliver's family, University of Adelaide alumni, and officers from the Australian Army were in attendance to celebrate his achievement.

The 2024 C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship applications open on Monday 4 December 2023. They are available to undergraduate and postgraduate students attending the University of Adelaide. They are valued at up to $60,000 over three years.

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