As a result of gifts from alumni and friends, in 2014 the Dean has announced the inaugural award of four Future Leaders Scholarships to encourage and support undergraduate students who are specially dedicated to making a positive difference in society.
With the help of financial support from the Student Activity Fund, which is part of the Dean’s Scholarship Fund, BA Honours student Nicola Bauman took part in the Global Voices delegation to the OECD Forum in Paris, in June 2014.
In October 2013, the grandchildren of the late Rosina Tedeschi made a gift of $10,000 in order to strengthen the funding of the annual prize in Italian Studies that bears her name. Read more about this lovely story here.
Thanks to alumni donations directed to the Student Activity Fund, a third year Arts/Law student has helped to raise the profile of young Australian entrepreneurs by joining the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC) trade mission in Tel Aviv. Read more here.”
In June 2012, thanks to gifts for the Student Activity Fund – which is part of The Dean’s Scholarship Fund – International and Global Studies student Daniel Barabas has represented the University at Golden Key’s International Scholar Laureate Program on Diplomacy and International Relations. Over two weeks in Beijing, Xi’an, and Shanghai, he discussed foreign affairs with diplomats, students and academics from China and around the world. A cultural program enabled him to visit historical landmarks such as Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Terracotta Warriors.
Recipient Hannah Donnelly said of the support that this new program provides to undergraduate students, “During my degree, I had the incredible opportunity of seeing how the UN works from the inside by attending the 10th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York. The Student Activity Fund will give future arts students the chance to have life-changing personal development experiences just like mine.”