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UWA vice-chancellor’s awards of distinction

UWA vice-chancellor’s awards of distinction

WINNERS of the vice-chancellor’s awards of distinction and new University of Western Australia Regional Scholarships have been announced.

UWA acting vice-chancellor Professor Alan Robson said the awards were part of a major program of scholarships to encourage high school students throughout WA to aspire to tertiary education.

The awards are made to school leavers who demonstrate not only academic excellence but also outstanding achievement in other aspects of their lives, including leadership and cultural, community and sporting endeavours.

The Regional Scholarships are a new program added to the university’s scholarship offerings.

The 2004 awards have been made to Daniel Boland (of Floreat), Kit Buckley (of Cottesloe), Jesse Li (of Dianella), John McAnearney (of Booragoon) and Case Mitchinson (of Leeming).

Regional scholarships were awarded to Alison Carter (of Eaton), Fergus Kavanagh (of Geraldton), Jasmine Rhodes (of Bunbury) and Alexander Walter (of Morawa).

About another 100 students have been guaranteed a place at UWA under its excellence award program that allows every senior secondary school in the State to nominate one student who meets the requirements for entry to UWA, nominates UWA as their first preference but does not necessarily meet the advertised cut-off score for their preferred course.

Four awards have also been presented as part of the "Group of Eight" Scholarships.

The Group of Eight represents Australia’s eight leading research universities of which UWA is a member.

The scholarships are worth $3,000 a year for the duration of the course and are presented to students who meet entry requirements but who suffer financial constraints.

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