More than 100 of the State's brightest students will be awarded scholarships to study at The University of Western Australia, at a ceremony in UWA's Winthrop Hall at 6.30pm this Sunday, March 16, 2008.
The annual UWA, Fogarty Foundation Awards and Scholarships include more than 140 awards, made to students from a wide range of schools across the State. The 2007 Beazley Medallist, Wesley College student Neil Thomas will be one of six recipients of the Fogarty Foundation City Scholarships.
UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson said the awards and scholarships recognised those who had gone one step further in the quest for excellence. He praised Mr Brett and Mrs Annie Fogarty for their generosity in establishing the UWA, Fogarty Foundation City and Regional Scholarships.
"The scholarships are an investment in the future for our students, and for our community. Our University could not have become the powerhouse of knowledge that it is today without the involvement of far-sighted individuals, such as Brett and Annie Fogarty," he said.
Nine Vice-Chancellor's Awards of Distinction and Special Awards of Distinction will also be awarded to students who have excelled academically and across a range of activities including leadership, public speaking, sport, music and service to others.
The centrepiece of the scholarship program is the UWA Excellence Awards, providing guaranteed entry to the University for the best and brightest UWA-bound student from every one of the State's senior secondary schools.
The University awarded four ‘Group of Eight' Scholarships, offered by a coalition of Australia's leading research universities including UWA providing greater opportunity for leading students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. Sixteen Diversity and Merit Awards provide financial support for academically excellent students from diverse social and economic backgrounds.