Scholarship winners encouraged to ‘dream big’

2017 UNSW Engineering undergraduate scholarships announced

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Civil Engineering and Commerce student Jotham Young, who won the Stockton Drilling Services Award in 2016.

Some of Australia’s most promising engineering students were presented with their 2017 UNSW Engineering scholarships last night.

The event, which had the theme “Dream Big”, featured 78 students receiving scholarships across the Faculty. A mix of private donors, companies, government bodies and the University donated these generous scholarships.

Dean of Engineering Professor Mark Hoffman spoke animatedly about scholarships being ‘an act of faith.’ He went on to describe the three-fold partnership of faith that each scholarship is built on – “faith by benefactors that they will give students an opportunity to succeed. Faith by students that scholarships will help them focus on their studies and excel. And faith by the Faculty that students will make a meaningful contribution to society.”

Following Professor Hoffman, the audience was given a donor’s perspective from Guy Templeton, President and CEO of WSP Asia Pacific. Guy shared some of his personal experiences from university, having received a scholarship himself. He also spoke about the importance of diversity in the workplace and how it fosters creative and innovative solutions.

Civil Engineering and Commerce student Jotham Young, who won the Stockton Drilling Services Award in 2016, said his scholarship had been truly life changing. Not only did it give him the affirmation he needed to uproot his life to study hundreds of kilometres from his hometown, but it also allowed him to do so much more:

“The impact of this scholarship didn’t just end when I unpacked my last bag in Sydney. Having a scholarship has allowed me to devote myself to my studies and take on leadership positions. It is what allowed me to embark on a 13-month adventure - living, studying, and working across four different countries in Asia.”

“I can safely say this 13 months was one of the best of my life, and the professional and personal development I took away from it is squarely a result of that same scholarship letter that allowed me to come to university in the first place.”

He reminded the 2017 recipients - “Your scholarship is your ticket to go and grab each opportunity – your invitation to ‘dream big’. So push your boundaries, because at the end of the day, isn’t that what being an engineer is all about?

 

2017 UNSW Engineering Scholarship donors

A & D Gotthard

Al Willis

Alexandria Ada Lam

Arthur Bishop

Atlassian

Austal

Boral

Bouygues Construction

CSIRO

David Trimm

Dr David Royston

Graham Painton

Ian & Barbara Burgess

Infigen Energy

John Lions

Keith Kay

Mitsubishi

NSW Minerals Council Mining

Project Action

Spatial Services

Stan Hall

The Honourable Dr Jack Beale

Tidswell Family

Transurban

Vida Balshaw

WSP

 

2017 UNSW Engineering Scholarship recipients

A & D Gotthard Rural Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship - Ronald Lawrence

Al Willis Endowment Scholarship - Akila Dias

Alexandria Ada Lam Scholarship - Laura Johnson

Arthur Bishop Endowment Scholarship - Simone Scouller

Atlassian Women in Engineering Scholarship - Josephine Anugerah

Austal Endowment Scholarship - Geoffrey McCarey

BEGA Award in Civil Engineering - Julie Pan

Boral Women in Engineering Scholarship - Olga Bida

Boral Women in Engineering Scholarship - Petra Quartullo

Bouygues Women in Engineering Scholarship - Vanessa Khuu

Charles Kettleborough Award - Brendan Cornish

CSIRO Data61 Undergraduate Research Scholarship (CSE) - James Ye

CSIRO Data61 Undergraduate Research Scholarship (Electrical) - Aaron Lucas

David Trimm Scholarship in Chemical Engineering - Zelia Chu

Dean's Engineering Rural Scholarship - Bailey Chappel

Dean's Engineering Rural Scholarship - James Ting

Defence Science & Technology (DST) Group Scholarship - Kwun To

Fac of Eng Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander - Alexander Brannigan-Onato

Faculty of Engineering Rural Scholarship - Aaron Berthon

Faculty of Engineering Rural Scholarship - Bruce Cable

Faculty of Engineering Rural Scholarship - Matthew Cox

Faculty of Engineering Rural Scholarship - Jessica Eburn

Faculty of Engineering Rural Scholarship - Harrison Garlick

Faculty of Engineering Rural Scholarship - Marlize Nel

Faculty of Engineering Rural Scholarship - Jack O'Dwyer

Faculty of Engineering Rural Scholarship - Kye Van De Veerdonk

Faculty of Engineering Rural Scholarship - Cadel Watson

Faculty of Engineering Rural Scholarship - Kristian Fiebig

Faculty of Engineering Rural Scholarship - Erin Moss

Graham Painton Rural Engineering Scholarship - Samuel Medway

Graham Painton Rural Engineering Scholarship - Emily Lee

Honourable Jack Beale Scholarship - Thomas Lancaster

Infigen Energy Women in Engineering Scholarship - Vanessa Edwards

Infigen Energy Women in Engineering Scholarship - Esther Thirugnanaraj

John Lions Rural Engineering Scholarship - Laura Wratten

John Lions Women in Engineering Scholarship - Rachel Bowen-James

Keith Kay Scholarship in Engineering - Patrick Moulds

Luciano Ferracin Memorial Rural Engineering Scholarship - Tomas Beak

Lyceum Club Women in Engineering Student Award for Leadership - Nisha Pradhan

Lyceum Club Women in Engineering Student Award for Leadership - Emily Walmsley

Mitsubishi Rural School Mining Engineering - Joshua Kitchner

NSW Surveyor General Award in Surveying - Tom Bernstein

NSWMC Mining Engineering Scholarship - Lucy Barrie

NSWMC Mining Engineering Scholarship - Bradley Ford

NSWMC Mining Engineering Scholarship - Joshua Kitchner

NSWMC Mining Engineering Scholarship - Hugh McMahon

NSWMC Mining Engineering Scholarship - Stephanie Rahme

NSWMC Mining Engineering Scholarship - Thomas Foley

NSWMC Mining Engineering Scholarship - Daniel Milosevic

NSWMC Mining Engineering Scholarship - Paulo Nunag

NSWMC Mining Engineering Scholarship  - Grace Chiu

NSWMC Mining Engineering Scholarship - Daniel Ross

NSWMC Mining Engineering Scholarship - Sarp Saydam

Project Action Rural Scholarship - Tristan Buchanana

Robinson Rural Scholarship - Hugh Mcmahon

Royston Award in Chemical Engineering - Thomas Hanh

Sir Rupert Myers Scholarship - Justin Shaw

Stan Hall Rural Scholarship - Jack Gill

Faculty of Engineering Scholarship - Laura Johnson

The Ian & Barbara Burgess Memorial Rural Engineering Scholarship - Corwin Lee

The Ian & Barbara Burgess Memorial Rural Engineering Scholarship - Edmund Malone

Tidswell Family Women in Engineering Scholarship - Olivia Colantonio

Tidswell Family Women in Engineering Scholarship - Rama Mulhem

Transurban Women in Engineering Scholarship - Brittney Monk

UNSW All Rounder Scholarship - Kristian Fiebig

UNSW All Rounder Scholarship - Lachlan Sue

UNSW Scientia Scholarship - Hazeem Adly Ariff

UNSW Scientia Scholarship - Felix Lonergan Corti

UNSW Scientia Scholarship - Marlize Nel

UNSW Scientia Scholarship - I Su Park

UNSW Scientia Scholarship - Lachlan Sue

UNSW Scientia Scholarship - Jonathon Yates

UNSW Scientia Scholarship - Aditya Ganguly

UNSW Scientia Scholarship - Katherine Yuan

UNSW Transition Scholarship - Nicholas McColl

Vida Balshaw Women in Engineering Scholarship - Renne Lu

WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff Women in Civil Engineering Scholarship - Kathleen Rome

WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff Women in Engineering Scholarship - Amy Ellison

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