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SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS AND BURSARIES

REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

The Playford Trust in partnership with Chartwells and St Ann’s College offers two residential scholarships for students residing at St Ann’s – one to a student continuing to reside at the College and the other to a student enrolling for the first time. The scholarships support promising students intending to study science, engineering, mathematics or technology subjects at one of the three South Australian universities and who need to overcome the practical and financial disadvantages associated with having their home base located in regional South Australia. To apply for a Regional Scholarship, click here. The Playford Trust also offers an extensive range of scholarships to those studying at university in Adelaide. We encourage those eligible to apply for financial assistance. Applications can be completed at https://playfordtrust.scholarshipsplatform.com/ 

JACQUELINE ADELE JAMIESON SCHOLARSHIPS
A science/arts student from Whyalla in 1968-71, Adele bequeathed the bulk of her estate to the St Ann’s College Foundation, to be invested towards providing tertiary scholarships for young women.

She included in her will non-binding guidance towards supporting University of Adelaide medical or science students from rural South Australia preferably, or if there is no suitable applicant, from a rural community interstate. She suggested that the scholarship be awarded annually but that it continue during the residence of the student at St Ann’s College.

While awards should be made primarily on academic performance, character, extramural activities and financial need should be taken into account.

Payment shall be in the form of a rebate on College fees. These rules may be varied from time to time, but the title and purpose of the Scholarship shall not be changed.

ST ANN’S COLLEGIANS ASSOCIATION AWARD

The Collegians Association of St Ann’s College, which is an association of past students of the College, raises funds to give an annual gift of one or more Collegians Awards.

  • The Collegians Award shall consist of an Award to be made annually and to take the form of a rebate on College fees.
  • It shall be awarded to any student of academic merit who is about to commence a degree or diploma course.
  • In choosing the successful applicant, the Selection Committee will take into account the applicant’s interest in community affairs and general interests, as well as the financial position of the applicant.
  • The Award should be made to each recipient once only.
SIXTH COLLEGIANS AWARD – SVDK

Following the generosity of SVDK this Award will be made on the same basis as the Collegians’ Awards.

RURAL STUDENT ESTABLISHMENT BURSARY

Following the generosity of two former students who wish to remain anonymous, this Bursary will be awarded to a first-year student from rural South Australia who attended a local government school and has not received another Scholarship/Bursary.

AILEEN THOMPSON SCHOLARSHIP

Following a bequest in 1997 the Aileen Thompson Scholarship is given annually to an outstanding post-graduate or senior student at the discretion of the Library and Education Committee. The Scholarship is a half-fees scholarship. More than one may be offered if suitable candidates apply and if there is sufficient income from the estate.

THE ALFRED MOXON SIMPSON SCHOLARSHIP

In 2000 Mrs. Elizabeth Robson Simpson gave the sum of $60,000 to St Ann’s College to fund a Scholarship to be called the Alfred Moxon Simpson Scholarship to be awarded annually, in perpetuity, in his honour.

The rules of the Scholarship are:

  • The Scholarship shall be awarded primarily on academic excellence to either an undergraduate or a post graduate student studying in a South Australian University scientific discipline which discipline may include engineering, medicine, biotechnology or information technology.
  • The Scholarship shall be awarded by the Council and shall be granted for one year only but no Scholarship shall be awarded unless in the opinion of the Council there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  • When awarding the Scholarship the Council shall indicate the donor of the gift (provided to fund the Scholarship) was Elizabeth Robson Simpson the wife of the man so named in the Scholarship in whose honour it is awarded.
  • The Scholarship holder shall reside at St Ann’s College and the value of the Scholarship shall be determined by the Council from time to time and payment shall be in the form of a rebate on College fees.
THE CONSTANCE FINLAYSON SCHOLARSHIP

The purpose of the Scholarship is to reward a student of outstanding academic merit, although aspects of character and outside interests are also taken into account.

The following are the rules of the Scholarship:

  • A Scholarship to be called the Constance Finlayson Scholarship shall be awarded annually by the Council to a first year student enrolled at a University. The Award shall be made primarily on the results of the Matriculation examination, but in addition there shall be taken into account character and extramural interests.
  • The Scholarship shall be tenable for one year in the first instance. Upon application an award may also be given to a continuing student.
  • During the academic year of tenure, the Scholarship holder shall reside at St Ann’s College.
  • No Scholarship shall be awarded unless in the opinion of the Council there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  • The value of the Scholarship shall be $2,500 p.a. or such sum as the Council may from time to time determine. Payment of the said sum shall be in the form of a rebate on College fees.
  • These rules may be varied from time to time, but the title and purpose of the Scholarship shall not be changed.
CONDITIONS OF AWARD OF THE PHYLLIS CROMPTON SCHOLARSHIP

The Phyllis Crompton Scholarship is given annually by the Council to commemorate Miss Crompton’s generous gift to The St Ann’s College Trust in its foundation year, 1987. The purpose of the Scholarship is to encourage a student of outstanding academic merit; leadership qualities, character, other interests and financial need are taken into account.

The rules of the Scholarship are:

  • The Scholarship which is to be called the Phyllis Crompton Scholarship shall be awarded annually by the Council to a student already in the College and intending to be resident in the year of the Award.
  • Academic achievement and leadership qualities shall be the criteria for the Award; character, other interests and financial need shall also be taken into account.
  • The Scholarship shall be tenable for one year in the first instance and upon application may be extended at the discretion of the Council.
  • The Scholarship shall be awarded to a continuing full time student enrolled for a degree course.
  • No Scholarship shall be awarded unless in the opinion of the Council there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  • The value of the Scholarship shall be $2,500 p.a. or such sum as the Council may from time to time determine. Payment of the said sum shall be in the form of a rebate on College fees.
THE DORIS SIMPSON SCHOLARSHIP

In 1963 the children of the late Mrs. Allen Simpson gave the sum of $10,000 to St Ann’s College. They expressed the wish that this fund should be used to perpetuate the name of their mother.

The rules of the Scholarship are:

  • The Scholarship to be called the Doris Simpson Scholarship shall be awarded primarily on academic results but, all things being equal, preference will be given to a student who has demonstrable financial need.
  • The Scholarship shall be awarded annually by the Council and shall be granted for one year only.
  • During the academic year of tenure, the Scholarship holder shall reside at St Ann’s College.
  • The Scholarship shall be awarded to a continuing full time student enrolled for a degree course at the University of Adelaide, the Flinders University of South Australia or The University of South Australia.
  • No Scholarship shall be awarded unless in the opinion of the Council there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  • The value of the Scholarship shall be $2,500 p.a. or such sum as the Council may from time to time determine. Payment of the said sum shall be in the form of a rebate on College fees.
ROSEMARY HILL-LING SCHOLARSHIP

In 2011 Mr Bob Hill-Ling AO and Mrs Rosemary Hill-Ling OAM established a Scholarship to be awarded annually, in perpetuity. The Scholarship shall be called The Rosemary Hill-Ling Scholarship. It is intended to provide assistance towards the cost of residence at St Ann’s College. The recipient will be a student from rural/regional Australia who has attended a government high school, and who contributes to the community of which they are a part. The recipient may be the first in their family to participate in tertiary education. Character and financial circumstances will be taken into account.

The rules of the Scholarship are:

  • The Scholarship shall be awarded by Council to a continuing full-time university student enrolled for a degree course. It shall be tenable for one year in the first instance.
  • During the academic year of tenure, the Scholarship holder shall reside at St Ann’s College.
  • No Scholarship shall be awarded unless in the opinion of the Council there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  • The value of the Scholarship shall be $2,500 p.a. or such sum as the Council may from time to time decide. Payment of the said sum shall be in the form of a rebate on College fees.
  • These rules may be varied from time to time, but the title and purpose of the Scholarship shall not be changed.
BOB HILL-LING SCHOLARSHIP

In 2012, the 60th year of his association with St Ann’s College, Mr Bob Hill-Ling AO established an Engineering Scholarship to be awarded annually, in perpetuity. The Scholarship will be called The Bob Hill-Ling Scholarship. It is intended to provide assistance towards the cost of residence at St Ann’s College for a student of engineering, preferably mechanical or electrical although other fields will be considered. Academic merit, character and financial circumstances will be taken into account.

The rules of the Scholarship are:

  • The Scholarship will be awarded by Council to a commencing or continuing full-time university student enrolled for a degree in engineering. It will be tenable for one year in the first instance.
  • During the academic year of tenure, the Scholarship holder will reside at St Ann’s College.
  • No Scholarship will be awarded unless in the opinion of the Council there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  • The value of the Scholarship will be $2,500 p.a. or such sum as the Council may from time to time decide. Payment of the said sum will be in the form of a rebate on College fees.
  • These rules may be varied from time to time, but the title and purpose of the Scholarship will not be changed.
THE KENT STOCKDALE SCHOLARSHIP

In 2007 the Reynolds family, in order to commemorate the life and achievements of Kent Hammond Stockdale, gave the sum of $50,000 to fund a Scholarship to be awarded annually, in perpetuity. Like Kent, the Scholarship holder must be a high achiever academically and when representing St Ann’s College in sporting events, and must participate enthusiastically in the social life of the College. As far as is possible the Stockdale family should be involved in the selection process, and the Reynolds family notified of the successful candidate and their qualities.

The rules of the Scholarship are:

  • The Scholarship shall be awarded by the Council to a continuing full-time university student enrolled for a degree course. It shall be tenable for one year in the first instance.
  • During the academic year of tenure, the Scholarship holder shall reside at St Ann’s College.
  • No Scholarship shall be awarded unless in the opinion of the Council there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  • The value of the Scholarship shall be $2,000 p.a. or such sum as the Council may from time to time decide. Payment of the said sum shall be in the form of a rebate on College fees.
  • These rules may be varied from time to time, but the title and purpose of the Scholarship shall not be changed.
THE THOMPSON VIRGO SCHOLARSHIP

In 2007 Dr Will Thompson and Ms Lisa Virgo established a Scholarship to be awarded annually, in perpetuity. The Scholarship is intended to provide assistance towards the cost of residence at St Ann’s College for a student in financial hardship. The recipient will be a student from rural/regional Australia who contributes to the community of which they are a part. Applicants for EDJ Symon and College Bursaries, that is, those students who complete the confidential section of the application form, will be considered for this Scholarship.

The rules of the Scholarship are:

  • The Scholarship shall be awarded by the Council to a commencing or continuing full-time university student enrolled for a degree course. It shall be tenable for one year in the first instance.
  • During the academic year of tenure, the Scholarship holder shall reside at St Ann’s College.
  • No Scholarship shall be awarded unless in the opinion of the Council there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  • The value of the Scholarship shall be $2,000 p.a. or such sum as the Council may from time to time decide. Payment of the said sum shall be in the form of a rebate on College fees.
  • These rules may be varied from time to time, but the title and purpose of the Scholarship shall not be changed.
THE PKF KENNEDY SCHOLARSHIP

In 2007 Kennedy & Co established an annual Scholarship to commemorate Robert Kennedy’s 25 years as Bursar of the College. It is intended that the Scholarship be awarded to a student of accounting or business. More than one should be offered only if the award exceeds one half annual fees from time to time. It should be presented by a representative of PKF Kennedy.

The rules of the Scholarship are:

  • The Scholarship shall be awarded by the Council to a continuing full-time university student enrolled for a degree course. It shall be tenable for one year in the first instance.
  • During the academic year of tenure, the Scholarship holder shall reside at St Ann’s College.
  • No Scholarship shall be awarded unless in the opinion of the Council there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  • The value of the Scholarship shall be $750 p.a. or such sum as the Council may from time to time decide. Payment of the said sum shall be in the form of a rebate on College fees.
  • These rules may be varied from time to time, but the title and purpose of the Scholarship shall not be changed.
GEMMA BRUNCKHORST SCHOLARSHIP $1,000

In 2018 Gemma Brunckhorst asked her Family to establish an annual Scholarship for five years to commemorate her life and her appreciation of the College. It is intended that the Scholarship be awarded to a student of arts or education with a history of community service.

The rules of the Scholarship are:

  • The Scholarship shall be awarded by the Council to a continuing full-time university student enrolled for a degree course. It shall be tenable for one year in the first instance.
  • The Scholarship holder will be a rural student who completed their secondary education in a rural area.
  • During the academic year of tenure, the Scholarship holder shall reside at St Ann’s College.
  • No Scholarship shall be awarded unless in the opinion of the Council there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  • The value of the Scholarship shall be $1,000 p.a. Payment of the said sum shall be in the form of a rebate on College fees.
  • These rules may be varied from time to time, but the title and purpose of the Scholarship shall not be changed.
THE PHOEBE CHAPPLE BURSARY

This Bursary was established by the College Council to perpetuate the memory of Dr. Phoebe Chapple, who died in 1967 and who was a generous benefactor of the College. Its value is $1,000 p.a.

The following terms of the Bursary may be altered from time to time as the College Council sees fit:

  • Preference will be given to a first year or continuing medical student enrolled at the University of Adelaide or the Flinders University of South Australia. An allied health student enrolled at any South Australian university may also be considered.
  • The Bursary will be awarded annually, unless the College Council considers there is no candidate of sufficient merit.
  • Financial need will be taken into consideration, as well as academic and other achievements.
  • This is a residential Bursary, taking the form of a partial rebate on fees at the College.
  • It may be renewed in favour of the same candidate in successive years.
KATHLEEN CUSSEN AWARD

The Kathleen Cussen Award is open to returning University students. Its value is $500. The College Council has made the following rules:

  • Applications be called each year for the following year from University students already in the College and intending to be resident in the year of the Award.
  • That it be awarded without financial consideration or means test.
  • That it be awarded primarily on academic merit.
  • But that achievement in a field unrelated to study also be taken into account.
  • That it be given in the form of a rebate on College fees.
EDWARD WOJCIECHOWSKI SCHOLARSHIP

In 2013 Mr and Mrs Tony Wojciechowski established a Scholarship to be awarded annually, in perpetuity. The Scholarship will be called The Edward Wojciechowski Scholarship. It is intended to provide assistance towards the cost of residence at St Ann’s College, in memory of Mr Wojciechowski’s father Eddie, who at the age of 12 was taken by the German army from the family farm in the Potok Zloty region of Poland at the outbreak of World War 2 in 1939. He never saw his parents again, arriving in Australia 13 years later to work on sugar cane farms. The Scholarship is for a student from a farming background who has experienced some hardship in life and who understands the values of honesty, humility, giving and hard work.

The rules of the Scholarship are:

  • The Scholarship will be awarded by Council to a commencing or continuing full-time university student enrolled for a degree course. It will be tenable for one year in the first instance.
  • During the academic year of tenure, the Scholarship holder will reside at St Ann’s College.
  • No Scholarship will be awarded unless in the opinion of the Council there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  • The value of the Scholarship will be $250 p.a. or such sum as the Council may from time to time decide. Payment of the said sum will be in the form of a rebate on College fees.
  • These rules may be varied from time to time, but the title and purpose of the Scholarship will not be changed.
E.D.J. SYMON AND COLLEGE BURSARIES

Current and full time students of tertiary institutions can apply for a Bursary that provides financial assistance towards the cost of residence at St Ann’s College.

The value of each Bursary will be fixed by the Selection Committee at the time of the Award, but it is unlikely to exceed $500. Bursaries take the form of a rebate on College fees of up to $250 per semester.

The E.D.J. Symon Bursaries are restricted by the terms of the bequest to women students only; however College Bursaries may be awarded to men or women.

As the Bursaries are intended to assist students in financial difficulties to live in College, the financial circumstances of a candidate’s family will be taken into account: please complete the confidential section of the application form.

CONDITIONS OF AWARD OF THE BANK S.A. BURSARIES

Bank S.A. Bursaries are awarded annually by the Council to commemorate the Bank S.A. generous gift to The St Ann’s College Trust in its foundation year, 1987.

The rules of the Scholarship are:

  • Up to three Bank S.A. Bursaries may be awarded annually by the Council to students from rural South Australia (including Broken Hill in view of the close educational relationship between that rural centre and Adelaide).
  • The Bursaries shall be awarded annually to continuing students enrolled for a degree course.
  • The Bursaries shall be awarded primarily on academic results but participation in College life shall also be taken into account.
  • During the academic year of tenure, the Bursary holders shall reside at St Ann’s College.
  • No bursaries shall be awarded if in the opinion of the Council there is no candidate of sufficient merit.
  • The value of the Bursaries shall be to a total of $500 or such sum as the Council may determine. Payment shall be in the form of a rebate on College fees.