The Tuckwell Scholarship Program has announced its eleventh annual awarding of Scholarships to high-performing school leavers.
The Tuckwell Scholarship Program is the most transformational undergraduate scholarship program in Australia. Every year, they offer 25 talented school-leavers the opportunity to fulfil their potential by actively participating in the very best that ANU has to offer.
The Selection Panel selects Scholars based on intellect, character, leadership, and their commitment to Australia.
The 25 applicants from across Australia offered 2024 Tuckwell Scholarships are:
Sydney Bao, Ravenswood School for Girls, NSW
Stephanie Baré, Loreto Mandeville Hall, VIC
Georgia Borschmann, Kardinia International College, VIC
Ashton Bryant, Hale School, WA
Jordan Chi, Scotch College, VIC
Eunsu Choi, Brisbane State High School, QLD
Anneke Corry, Northern Beaches Mackellar, NSW
Daniel Fihrer, Moriah College, NSW
Sophie Fleming, The Glennie School, QLD
Joshua Herridge, Cammeraygal High School, NSW
Alexander Howdin, Fort Street High School, NSW
William Jones, Sydney Grammar School, NSW
Douglas Joshi, Balwyn High School, VIC
Molly Lassen, Korowa Anglican Girls' School, VIC
Mehvish Mehboob, Willeton Senior High, WA
Bailey Mularczyk, Crestwood High School, NSW
Stephanie Ovington, Narooma High School, NSW
Liam Rees, St Ignatius' College, NSW
Rishita Sarkar, Perth Modern High School, WA
Audrey Smart, St. Mary's College, VIC
Max Thomas, Prince Alfred College, SA
Aidan Velten, St Leonard's College, VIC
Hannah Wang, Tara Anglican School for Girls, NSW
Oscar Waring, Belmont High School, VIC
Kelso Wentworth, Princes Hill Secondary College, VIC
Above: 20 of the 25 successful applicants : Photo Source
These Scholars will take up their place at the ANU in February 2024, subject to gaining admission to ANU. Head of Scholars House, Associate Professor Ryan Goss, said “We always look forward to welcoming new Scholars to Scholars House. The Tuckwell Scholarship Program is an extraordinary Australian institution of which the ANU is rightly proud”. Founded in 2013, the Program supports 110 current Scholars at ANU and over 120 Alumni (now living and working worldwide). In addition to funding, a cornerstone of the Scholarship is Scholars House – the on-campus home of the Program – where Scholars can access private study spaces, mentoring from Tuckwell Fellows and Program Staff, community service opportunities, and social activities. Scholars are further supported with travel allowances, gym memberships, academic dinners, and a three-day, off-site camp that helps Scholars to develop invaluable friendships before semester begins. After graduation, Scholars enjoy lifelong membership of the young but growing Tuckwell alumni network, which already includes four Rhodes Scholars, John Monash, Ramsay, and Fulbright Scholars. The application process occurs in three stages with the 2024 Scholars being selected from a field of over 1,000 through a rigorous process designed to evaluate academic ability, as well as leadership potential, commitment to giving back and strength of character. The Scholars selected this year are a diverse cohort, which should contribute to a vibrant group who can learn from each other, which is one of the core aims and strengths of the Program. In recognition of their talent and potential, all Stage 3 interviewees who did not receive a Tuckwell Scholarship have been offered an ANU Academic Scholarship valued at $8,000 per annum for up to four years, which can be held in conjunction with equity-based scholarships, subject to gaining admission to the ANU. ANU and the Tuckwell Scholarship Program would like to thank all applicants and their schools for their interest in ANU and the Program, and for making the effort and time required to complete the full application process. For more information about the transformative Tuckwell Scholarship, or to sign up for our mailing list, visit tuckwell.anu.edu.au.