Ten of the State’s best and brightest have accepted UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarships to study at the University of Western Australia.
This year’s Scholarship recipients are Edoardo Anderle (Bunbury Cathedral Grammar), Julia DeLorenzo (St Mary's Anglican Girls' School), Chelsea Francis (Thornlie Christian College), McCarthy Hanlin (Scotch College), James Heald (Trinity College), Oliver Hoare (Hale School), Cassandra Howell (Frederick Irwin Anglican School), Jessica Knight (Perth Modern School), Conor McLaughlin (Wesley College), Stefano Tudor (Christ Church).
The UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarships provide senior secondary students an opportunity to undertake an undergraduate degree of their choice at the University.
Recipients are selected based on academic excellence and outstanding achievements in at least three of four categories: leadership, community involvement, the arts and sport.
Edoardo Anderle has enrolled in a Bachelor of Science (BSc) course, majoring in Engineering Science and Computer Science. He says with the help of the scholarship he will aspire to become an engineer who can shape an environmentally friendly future.
"I am very appreciative for having received the Fogarty Foundation Scholarship, not only because it relieves the financial burden of studying at University, but more importantly because it has given me the confidence to pursue my dreams because I feel like I am supported by like-minded peers".
Conor McLaughlin is aiming to become a doctor specialising in emergency medicine and would like to get involved with ‘Doctors without Borders.’ He says he would like to encourage future leaders to apply for the scholarship.
"I am really looking forward to engaging in all that UWA has to offer, especially the University Dramatic Society, the Uni Camp for Kids program and the UWA Relay for Life. I'm also hoping to be involved in the Fogarty Futures Leadership Program in order to encourage as many students as possible to apply for this amazing scholarship".
Dr Annie Fogarty AM, Executive Chair of the Fogarty Foundation, said the Foundation's programs benefit the community as a whole, as well as having an immediate positive impact on the students themselves.
"The Fogarty Foundation program ensures that students are encouraged in areas in which they are passionate about, and which they choose to excel in," Dr Fogarty said.
"We’re creating a ripple effect - The Fogarty Foundation supports these outstanding young people to become leaders into the future, which eventually has a positive effect on our society.”
David Stacey (UWA Media Manager) (+61 8) 6488 3229 / (+61 4) 32 637 716