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Scholarship – news update April 2018

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SCHOLARSHIPS:

The balance of the fund at the 31st December was $242,882.35. This will be reduced when the two scholarships for this year are paid (total $7,000.00)

Thanks to all those who continue to make donations.

The winners for 2018 are Jack Bowman who will undertake a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and Dylan Davey who will undertake a Bachelor of Paramedic Practice.

Those of you who read the Mercury may have noticed the list of College Awards winners for 2017 and noted the scholarships provided by the Association, Roger and Maxeme Tall, and those honouring our former headmasters and teachers.

The following is a letter we received from the OHA/UTAS winner of 2014, Ayame Ochi,

Dear Old Hobartian Association,

My name is Ayame and I was lucky enough to receive your generous scholarship in 2014 after completing my college studies in 2013 at Hobart College. I thought you may want to hear of my progress since receiving my scholarship and having now completed four years of university.

I am now entering my fifth year of studies, though my fourth in the medical degree. I successfully proceeded through the first three years of my medical degree with distinction averages, and had an excellent time. During my third year I decided to take an intercalated Honours year and undertake research with Dr. Kazuaki Negishi (cardiologist at the RHH and cardiology researcher at Menzies) and Mr Ash Hardikar (cardiothoracic surgeon at the RHH) on aortic valve replacement.

It was a very difficult but extremely rewarding year, and I managed to obtain first class honours. As a result of my research I am heading to Orlando, Florida in March to present my research at the American College of Cardiology Annual Conference which I am extremely excited about! I have also been involved in research around heart failure and atrial fibrillation (a problem with heart rhythm) for the past three years. I am hoping after I complete my studies to pursue a career in cardiothoracic surgery (surgery on the heart, lungs and chest). I still have two more years of medical placements to complete though and will hopefully graduate in 2019!

 

I just thought you may like to have an update from a former recipient and I also wanted to thank you for your support in my very first year. Medical School, although a lot of fun, has been long and often difficult, and support such as that from the Association make all the difference in allowing me to put all my efforts into my studies and really succeed. I am eternally grateful.

 

Thank you again and I hope I can continue to give you bigger and better updates in the future.

Kindest Regards

Ayame

Old Hobartian Association Centenary Scholarship Trust – Now stands at $235,882. and still growing!


Celebrating 100 years of an outstanding educational institution
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The Old Hobartian Association and Hobart College, in conjunction with the University of Tasmania Foundation, have established a perpetual scholarship to be awarded each year to a student from Hobart College for study at the University of Tasmania.

The Scholarship is being funded by donations from and old scholars with a matching contribution from the UTas Foundation; and managed jointly by the College and the University.
The Scholarship will permanently preserve the ideals of the original Hobart High School and its College successor and provide old scholars the opportunity to confirm their attachment to and memories of “The Best School of All”.

In 2017 Old Hobartian Centenary Scholarships were awarded to two very worthy recipients: Emma Greenwood and Oliver Markey , both of whom are studying for Batchelor of Medicine and Batchelor of Surgury. Our congratulations and best wishes were and are extended to both these young people.

Donations, which are still being accepted and are most welcome, may be made to the trust:“Old Hobartian Centenary Scholarship Trust”C/- University of Tasmania Foundation Inc., Private Bag 40, Hobart 7000. or by following this link : Old Hobartian Scholarship
All donations are tax deductible.

If you normally receive the Foundation’s annual appeal letter you can now direct your donation to the “OHA Centenary Scholarship Trust”.

A permanent record of all our donors will be kept, with significant donors been recorded on a tribute board in the foyer of The Hobart College administration building.
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