25 May 2016

scholarship studentsSome of the State’s highest achieving year 12 students celebrated a special evening when UniSA presented its 25th Anniversary Academic Merit Scholarships in the Bradley Forum at City West campus on May 24.

The scholarships, totalling $160,000, have been awarded to students who achieved some of the highest ATARS in South Australia in 2015.

Having started their degrees at UniSA this year, 24 students from across South Australia are reaping the benefits of a $5,000 one-off grant to support their education and living expenses while they are studying.

And Hope Stahl, a graduate of Modbury High School who achieved an ATAR of 99.95, was awarded the 25th Anniversary Outstanding Achievement Scholarship with a value of up to $40,000.

UniSA Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd says it has been wonderful to be able to award the scholarships to some of the brightest students in South Australia on the University’s 25th Anniversary.

“It’s really a variation on a theme, we are giving the birthday presents, and we hope the support really helps these young women and men to get a great start at university and in the varied careers they are embarking upon,” Prof Lloyd says.

“We have aspiring physiotherapists, engineers, pharmacists and architects in the group and we are delighted to support their efforts.

“All of the students had to achieve an ATAR of 99 or above to receive these scholarships, so they certainly are dedicated, focussed and committed.

“What also sets these students apart is a real desire to make a difference in the world – each and every one of them has thought about how they will use their qualifications to help society – that in itself is inspiring.”

Media contact: Michèle Nardelli mobile: +61 418 823 673 email: michele.nardelli@unisa.edu.au

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