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AnglicareSA and the University of Adelaide are proud to partner in a scholarship to be awarded to a high-achieving university hopeful experiencing disadvantage.

The AnglicareSA 150 Augustus Short Scholarship will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the iconic St Peter’s Cathedral and the Right Reverend Dr Augustus Short.

As the first Vice-Chancellor and a pioneer in the founding of the University of Adelaide, Dr Short believed high-achieving students, regardless of wealth, should have access to higher education.

Bishop of Adelaide, Vice-Chancellor (1874-1876), Chancellor (1876-1883)

Thanks to the partnership between Adelaide University and AnglicareSA, the scholarship has been made available to a commencing student in 2019 of high academic merit who has relocated from a rural or remote area, and who is experiencing financial hardship or another disadvantage.

AnglicareSA CEO Peter Sandeman said the scholarship is strongly aligned with AnglicareSA’s mission to support those in the community who need it most.

“The 150th anniversary of St Peter’s Cathedral is the perfect opportunity to commemorate Dr Short’s legacy and give our highest achievers the best chance to pursue a bright and prosperous future,” he said.

“Some of SA’s brightest students run the risk of never getting to university because they live in regional areas, or are struggling financially. This scholarship offers these students important financial support throughout their studies, helping to remove these barriers.”

Peter Sandeman, AnglicareSA CEO

AnglicareSA Patron and University of Adelaide Chancellor Kevin Scarce said scholarships were fundamental to the university’s principles of equal opportunity.

“Unfortunately some talented high-achievers may never realise their full potential, simply because disadvantage prevents them from accessing the opportunities they deserve.

“So it’s inspiring to think a scholarship can provide a helping hand to ease financial burden and make university life a little easier,” said Mr Scarce.

The AnglicareSA 150 Augustus Short Scholarship offers the successful candidate $6,500 per year for up to four years.

Applications are open now, with the scholar to be announced in April 2019. Apply Now.