Applications are invited for Fully Funded Charles Allan Seymour Hawker Scholarship at Australia and United Kingdom.
The Charles Allan Seymour Hawker Memorial Scholarship Trust Fund was established by the late Kathleen Lilias Needham to perpetuate the memory of her brother Charles Allan Seymour Hawker – scholar, soldier, pastoralist and statesman.
The main purpose of the scholarship is to encourage others to follow her brother’s example of help and service to his country and his fellow men and women.
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Applicants will be proposing to study undergraduate degree/s at the nominated Australian Universities which will enable them to further their potential as future leaders. The course/s will be proposed by the applicant and approved by the Trustees.
One-year postgraduate degree residential scholarships may be offered at Trinity College Cambridge UK as well as a number of the nominated Australian Universities.
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Benefits and Eligibility
Charles Allan Seymour Hawker Scholarships pay fees at various colleges in the ACT, SA, VIC and NSW to a level determined by the trustees. Applicants must be an Australian citizen.
The scholarship normally covers the full cost of residential fees for a period of up to three years. The average figure is $60,000 over three years. The number of scholarships granted each year is determined by the Trustees.
Successful applicants must provide evidence they have been accepted for admission to their course of study and where applicable, to the associated college. Applicants must be accepted for a place at Cambridge University and Trinity College prior to applying for a Hawker Scholarship.
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Most scholarships are awarded to first year undergraduates however 2nd and 3rd year students may also be considered. Successful applicants are required to study at one of the following universities and reside at the affiliated Colleges:
- Australian National University – ACT
- Flinders University of South Australia – SA
- University of Adelaide – SA
- University of Adelaide – Roseworthy College – SA
- University of New England – NSW
- University of South Australia – SA
- Marcus Oldham College – VIC
- University of Cambridge – UK
Exceptional postgraduate scholars are able to follow in C.A.S. Hawker’s footsteps by enrolling at Trinity College and Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. Applicants must be accepted for a place at Cambridge University and Trinity College prior to applying for a Scholarship.
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Selection is based on personal qualities as well as academic ability. Successful applicants are capable of demonstrating their potential as a future leader and the contribution they have made to their school and wider community. Preference is given to applicants aspiring to a career in public affairs, politics and / or community service. Students from regional areas are encouraged to apply.
Applications for Charles Allan Seymour Hawker Scholarship open in early December after year 12 results are known and close in early January, to allow successful applicants to commence their university year. Short listed applicants are required to attend an interview with the Trustees in late January. Depending on circumstances, the interview may be via video conferencing. Applicants are advised of the status of their application by early February.
Successful applicants must provide the Trustees with an annual written progress report. They are also encouraged to maintain contact with the Trustees once they have completed their studies.
The Scholarship funds are held in trust and managed by the Trustees. The Trustees include at least one direct descendent of C.A.S. Hawker’s Grandfather, South Australian parliamentarian the Hon George Charles Hawker MP (1818 – 1895).
Download the application form, print and complete the details and forward to the the following address:
Private & Confidential
The Secretary to the Trustees C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship
C/ – Australian Executor Trustees Limited
44 Pirie Street
ADELAIDE SA 5000