Eleven of the State's highest-achieving students have accepted some of the most significant scholarships offered in Australia - UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarships - to study at The University of Western Australia.
Students from the metropolitan area are:
Benjamin Chia, who received an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank of 99.95 in the recent WA Certificate of Education Examinations. He attended All Saints College and will undertake a Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours);
Joshua Dunne from Hale School, who also received a School Curriculum and Standards Authority General Exhibition, will study a Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours);
Theodore Kenworthy-Groen from All Saints College has enrolled in a Bachelor of Science;
Brayden Keizer, a Trinity College student, will study a Bachelor of Arts;
Adelhia Ebert, who attended Perth Modern School, will be undertaking a Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours); and
Jonathan Pang from Hale School, who is also enrolled in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours).
The UWA Fogarty Foundation Regional Scholarship winners include two students who are returning from deferral:
Hayley Winchcombe from Busselton Senior High School, who will undertake a Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours); and
Katie McAllister, a Great Southern Grammar student who will study a Bachelor of Arts.
New students from regional areas are:
Jonathan Kammann, a Manjimup Senior High School student who is enrolled in a Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours);
Caitlin Telford from Georgiana Molloy Anglican School, Busselton, who will undertake a Bachelor of Science; and
Michael Hooper from Bunbury Cathedral Grammar, who will study a Bachelor of Commerce.
The UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarships offer WA's brightest and most committed students a full scholarship for the whole of both their undergraduate (including honours) and postgraduate degrees.
UWA Vice-Chancellor Paul Johnson congratulated the scholarship winners and the families who supported them.
"These young men and women represent our most valuable resource: intellectual capital. These students are our future and we are delighted they have chosen to study at UWA," Professor Johnson said.