Eleven of the State's highest-achieving students have accepted UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarships to study at The University of Western Australia.
This year's Beazley Medallist, Katie Dyer from Claremont (St Hilda's Girls' School), was one of the eight winners of the UWA Fogarty Foundation City Scholarships.
Other City Scholarship winners are Jonathan Israel, Nedlands (Perth Modern School), Harry Smallbone, Claremont (Christ Church Grammar School), Anish Badgeri Willetton (Perth Modern School), Rebecca Lawrence, Mt Hawthorn (Mercedes College), Emma Boogaerdt Floreat (Perth Modern School), Brooke Loneragan, Wembley (Perth Modern School); and Kieren Tan (deferred) Nedlands (Christ Church Grammar School).
The three UWA Fogarty Foundation Regional Scholarship winners are Jordan Lockhart, Bunbury (Bunbury Cathedral Grammar), Alec Disley (deferred), Dunsborough (Georgiana Molloy Anglican School) and Alexandra Lyons (deferred), Bayonet Head (outer suburb of Albany) (Great Southern Grammar School).
The UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarships offer the State's brightest and most committed students a full scholarship for the entirety of their undergraduate degree, including honours.
Regional scholars also receive a substantial contribution toward the cost of their accommodation while they are studying.
UWA Vice-Chancellor Paul Johnson acknowledged the UWA Fogarty Scholarships as some of the most significant scholarships offered in Australia.
"The University is grateful for the Fogarty Foundation's ongoing generosity which allows us to continue to provide these important scholarships each year to support and encourage exceptionally talented students," he said.
All Beazley Medallists since 2007 have accepted a UWA Fogarty Foundation Beazley Medallist Scholarship and are studying at UWA. The 2012 and 2011 WA Rhodes Scholars, David Sherwood and Rachel Paterson, are part of the UWA Fogarty Foundation Alumni.
Dr Annie Fogarty AM, Executive Chair of the Fogarty Foundation, said a major component of the UWA Fogarty Foundation scholarship program was the Leadership Program and it was expected that many of the young recipients would go on to be leaders in their professions and in this state.
"With the cohort of 11 new Scholars for 2013 there are now 90 UWA Fogarty Scholars and Alumni. They are an outstanding group of young people who will contribute a great wealth of knowledge and commitment to WA," Dr Fogarty said.
The 2013 Fogarty scholars will be officially welcomed by Dr Fogarty, and UWA Deputy Vice Chancellor, Education, Professor Alec Cameron, at a breakfast tomorrow (Friday, 22 February) at St Catherine's College.
L-R (back row): Brooke Loneragan, Emma Boogaerdt, Indyana Chambers-Galloway.
L-R (front row): Harry Smallbone; Rebecca Lawrence; Katie Dyer; Jordan Lockhart.
Absent: Jonathan Israel; Anish Badgeri.