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Your gift at work - archived stories from 2007

UniSA would like to acknowledge the broad range of gifts we receive from corporate and individual donors. Some of the unique programs established because of these generous gifts are detailed below

The Don Hawke Memorial Scholarship

Tom Pearce, Kylie Pascoe and Jean PearceEstablished by Jean and Tom Pearce, the Don Hawke Memorial Scholarship is one of the most prestigious undergraduate scholarships awarded by UniSA.

The scholarship aims to help young people from rural or disadvantaged areas, who have recently completed a senior secondary qualification and who have gained life experience outside of school. The scholarship covers fees, accommodation, living and other expenses up to a maximum of $25,000 a year for the life of the recipient's program (up to five years).

The inaugural winner of the scholarship was Kylie Pascoe of Lock, Eyre Peninsula. Kylie completed the Medical Radiations program in 2007.

Jess Allison, who comes from Glencoe, in the state's southeast, is the 2008 winner of the scholarship. Jess commenced studies in Occupational Therapy this year.

SA Water Scholarships

Government of South Australia and SA Water logos

In 2007 SA Water commenced a diverse scholarship program with UniSA, assisting business, civil engineering, natural and built environment and indigenous students. Following the successful appointment of nine candidates, SA Water decided in 2008 to extend the value of each scholarship. For the recipients, this has represented a trebling of the amount of their scholarships, three are now valued at $30,000 over three years.

Kai Keller, winner of the 2007 SA Water Undergraduate Scholarship in Civil Engineering also took part in a paid placement at SA Water over the summer break, and hopes that this opportunity will give him a head start into a civil engineering career in the area of water engineering.

"I feel that water infrastructure, along with supply, is a growing issue of increasing importance. It is an area that could be a good career opportunity, and at what better place than SA Water, which organises the stateís water supplies on many different levels?" Keller said.

"Itís good to see industry involved in the University and it is encouraging for students that our discipline is being acknowledged by these generous scholarships."