The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is pleased to announce its newest scholarship – the Dr Rowland Anderson Direct Pathway to Medicine Memorial Scholarship.
Dr Rowland Anderson was the founding Medical Superintendent who assisted with establishing the UWA Medical School in 1957. He sadly passed a short time later, in 1964 at the age of 49.
His son, John Anderson, is an Engineering and Commerce alumni who is based in the UK. He was considering making a gift in memory of his father, however a serendipitous meeting with Professor Wendy Erber at the annual UK Alumni event in London last October reinforced the need to provide support to our incoming medical students.
The Dr Rowland Anderson Memorial Scholarship was established to provide funding for a Direct Pathway to Medicine student and will be awarded in March/April 2018 to one of the incoming students who has had an educational disadvantage.
The successful student will be matched with a mentor and will have the opportunity to personally meet with Professor Erber once a year to provide mentorship and personal guidance as they embark on their studies.
Professor Wendy Erber said, “This scholarship is a wonderful tribute to the late Dr Rowland Anderson. The funds will be held in perpetuity and thereby ensure he is honoured with a lasting legacy for many students over years to come.”
“The gift will enable the successful recipient to realise their potential, knowing they have the financial and personal support to make the most of their time here at UWA.”
View more information on the scholarship.
Asha Stabback, Development and Alumni Relations +61 6488 2579