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2019 Annual Appeal

Graduate House Scholarships and Bursaries for Resident Members

This is our fifth annual appeal for contributions from our members and friends. Funds raised from our yearly calls for support have been directed to endowment fund pools for scholarships and bursaries, as well as to improvements to our buildings and facilities. In 2017, for example, the Annual Appeal donations provided for the much-needed re-carpeting of the ground floor of our central wing and for the replacement of furniture. The 2018 Annual Appeal enabled the sponsorship of two resident members to attend the annual four-day National Student Leadership Forum in Canberra and, thus, to learn leadership skills, to meet some of the country’s most influential leaders and to establish enduring lifelong networks and relationships with Australia’s and the world’s emerging leaders.

The focus of the annual appeal for 2019 is on increasing the endowment pool directed towards our annual Graduate House research scholarship and annual Graduate House bursary. The annual Graduate House Research Scholarship has been offered since 2010 and the Graduate HouseBursaries since 2014. The Research Scholarship is awarded to a Resident Member who is undertaking a research-only postgraduate degree and the Bursaries are awarded to (at least) 4 students who are enrolled in coursework degrees. In each case, the scholarships and bursaries are awarded after calling for applications at the beginning of the year. To date, we have awarded 9 Research Scholarships and 21 Bursaries and have thus provided small but much-needed assistance to our hard-working students – those who are amongst the world’s best and brightest and who will make important contributions to our society well into the future.

Recipients of the Scholarship have applied the funds to advance their research projects in different ways. They have attended and presented their research results at international conferences, and have used the funds to purchase materials (e.g., for laboratory research) or to undertake field trips to gain data and explore further their hypotheses. Milena Nadgorny, for example, was awarded the 2017 Graduate House Research Scholarship and used the funds to travel to the University of Washington and to purchase 3D printing equipment and consumables. Upon receiving the scholarship, Milena said:

“ … my hope is to develop a new generation of 3D printable materials for tissue engineering and to fabricate some materials with enhanced mechanical performance.  I would like to thank you very much for the scholarship which is a very valuable resource for me to travel to Seattle to proceed with my collaborative research”.

The 2018 Graduate House Research Scholarship was awarded to resident member Mr Shuntaro Iizuka to assist his doctoral research on the analysis of the operations of contemporary government agencies. Shuntaro used the funds to travel to Japan to meet with chief executive officers of government agencies and to present his results at three international conferences that same year. Shuntaro expressed his gratitude by saying:

“ … staying at Graduate House since 2016 has enriched my PhD life in Melbourne. I am thankful to its great facilities and community for postgraduates and researchers within the geographical proximity to the University, which enables me to always enjoy being in a world-class academic community. I would like to express my cordial gratitude again to The Graduate Union for conferring me with the 2018 Graduate House Research Scholarship.”

This year – and, of course, in future years – we seek to continue the tradition of awarding one Graduate House Research Scholarship ($3,000) and 4 Graduate House Bursaries (each of $500).

We hope very much that you will support our 2019 annual appeal through this online form. Do please feel free to call the Graduate Union if you would like any further information.

Testimonials

 

I feel like a different person with an amplified desire of giving back to society and spreading nothing but positivity and love.

– Nouman Daud, NSLF 2017

 

 

All of us can do our part to make this world a better place, through actions big and small, as the leaders of tomorrow.

– Priyanka Rajani, NSLF 2017

 

 

 

The Forum was an opportunity for me to reflect on my leadership abilities. I learnt a lot about myself.

– Callum McNair, NSLF 2016

 

I didn’t think that broadly about how do I help the community, can I help others. I’ve really realised how strong we actually can be.

– Abby Chen, NSLF 2016

 

The idea was not how to get others to obey and follow you, it was to take control over and lead yourself and to understand and refine your own values. To channel the skills and talents you have into these and to let them guide you.

– Mattias Björnmalm, NSLF 2014

 

I believe this forum helps give us the strength to become this change, to engage with the world and others as a transformative leader that serves others, listens without judging and perseveres against adversity.

– Annelies Van De Ven, NSLF 2014

 

Graduate House is where you reside and meet other graduates. The Graduate Union is an international association. In our House and across our Union, we aim to acknowledge the privilege of education by working wisely and carefully together across cultures, disciplines and life stages as a collegium of graduates in the best interests of our global society. Your stay here – be it one night or several years – will be unique. It marks the beginning, or continuation, of a lifelong involvement with our vibrant network of graduates. We encourage Residents and Members to be active influencers and create and use opportunities for sharing, learning and giving.
Dr Kerry Bennett, CEO/Head of College

Support our emerging academics and researchers.

Donate to our 2019 Annual Appeal

Donors 2018

Our 2018 Annual Appeal had over 100 donors whose valuable contributions supported the attendance of two Resident Members to the National Student Leadership Forum (NSLF).

High Contributors

We would like to thank especially those who donated $1,000 or more in our 2018 Annual Appeal. These donors have their names on our Donors Thank You Board at Graduate House.

Clive Brookes
Neil Taylor
Paul Barnett
Rhys Watson
Alan Bell
Josie Blyton
Wendy Cobcroft
Edward Dickinson
Daryl George
Roy Hardcastle
Ann Rusden
Elizabeth Shaw

We also acknowledge our donors who wish to remain anonymous

All others

Our gratitude is extended also to all other donors whose gifts, regardless of how big or small, have contributed to the betterment of our Union and our House.

Other generous 2018 Benefactors

Mr Leonard Bailey
Professor Peter Bailey
Ms Sari Baird
Mr Argho Banerjee
Mrs Ellie Barnes
Mr Paul Barnett
Ms Lesley Bawden
Mr Alan Bell
Lady Josie Blyton
Mr David Bottomley AM
Mr Adrian Brandon
Mr Clive Brookes
Mr Henrique Burigo
Mrs Nancy Burns
Mrs Kathleen Cameron
Dr Allan Casey
Mrs Andrea Casey
Mrs Diana Cherry
Mr John Cleeland
Miss Wendy Cobcroft
Mr Ewan Colson
Mr Stuart Colvin
Professor Lurene Contento
Mr Louis Coutts
Mrs Grietje Croll
Mrs Emily Cross
Mr William Cushing
Dr Arthur Day
Professor David de Kretser AC
Mrs Margaret Dean
Mr Edward Dickinson
Mr Lindsay Doig
Ms Marie Dowling
Mr Benjamin Elbers
Assoc Professor
Joseph Epstein
Mr Andrew Farran
Ms Francesca Folk-Scolaro
Mr Lionel Foo
Professor David Forrest
Ms Gwendolynn Gage
Mr Daryl George
Bishop James Grant
Mr Charles Halik
Dr Richard Harcourt
Assoc Prof John
Harcourt OAM
Mr Roy Hardcastle AO
The Hon David Harper AM
Mr Robert Heaton
Ms Pauline Henthorn
Professor Brian Howe AO
Mr Tony Hunt
Mr Reginald Jackson
Ms Mary Kelleher
Ms Helen Keneley
Dr Zoltan Kiss
Mr Peter Kolliner OAM
Mr Kenneth Lee
Ms Jennifer Lewis
Dr Sharon Lierse
Mr George Markou
Mr Douglas Marshall
Dr Lynette Martin
Mrs Mary Maslen
Mrs Margaret Mayers
Mrs Desma McDonald
Mr Vincent Mirabelli
Mr Philip Moss
Mr Edward Muntz
Dr Anthony Nicholls
The Hon Justice Tony Pagone
Dr Patricia Phair
Ms Carolyn Pickett
Mrs Joan Pretty
Dr Joanna Pyper
Professor Rick Rawlings
Mrs Louisa Richards
Mr Ronald Ritchie
Dr David Robson
Miss Ann Rusden
Ms Sharon Seah
Mrs Elizabeth Sevior
Dr Elizabeth Shaw
Mr Frank Shaw
Ms Elizabeth Shellard
Mr Peter Sholl
Professor Richard Snedden
Professor Richard Southby
Mr David Sparks
Professor Satish Srirama
Mr Stephen Stuart
Miss Farsai Taemaitree
Mr Neil Taylor
Professor Brian Tress
Miss Barbara Tynan
Mr John Vernon
Mrs Maria Wass
Mr Rhys Watson
Miss Joy Wellings
Dr David Westmore
Mrs Yvette White
Mr Mark Worsnop

Donors 2017

Our 2017 Annual Appeal had over 100 donors whose valuable contributions will be focused on refurbishment of the Phillip Law Members Lounge, dining room and foyer with replacement of carpet, tub chairs and couches.

High Contributors

We would like to thank especially those who donated $1,000 or more in our 2017 Annual Appeal. These donors have their names on our Donors Thank You Board at Graduate House.

Paul Barnett
Edward Dickinson
Marie Dowling
Edward Miller
James and Anne Mulholland
Tony Pagone
Leonard Santalucia
David Sparks
Ian Tyler

All others

Our gratitude is extended also to all other donors whose gifts, regardless of how big or small, have contributed to the betterment of our Union and our House.

Other generous 2017 Benefactors

Kingsley Allen
Joan Ansell
Peter Ashton
Tom Beer
Alan Bell
Marja Berclouw
David Berry
Kaspars Bitans
Michael Bolam
David Bottomley
Gweneth Bowles
Clive Brookes
Andrea Casey
John Cleeland
Wendy Cobcroft
Ewan Colson
James Cross
Kingsley Davis OAM
Arthur Day
David De Kretser Ac
Margaret Dean
Hayden Downing
Graeme Duke
Kurt Eppinger
Joseph Epstein
Francesca Folk-Scolaro
Helen Freeman
Richard Harcourt
Pauline Henthorn
Marian Hill
Brian Howe
Christine Iseli
Mary Kelleher
Helen Keneley
Josephine Kenrick
John Landy AC, CVO, MBE
Sharon Lierse
Leonard Lloyd
Martin Mahood
Richard Manuell
George Markou
Lynette Martin
Mary Maslen
Margaret Mayers
Fiona McConnell
Desma McDonald
Callum McNair
Joseph Mel
Edward Muntz
Kai Nagel
Roy Nichols
Louise Parsons
Patricia Phair
Judith Price
Ian Proctor
Joanna Pyper
Wal Reid
Peter Rendit
Louisa Richards
Ronald Ritchie
David Robson
James Rowan
Wendy Seng Hpa
Peter Sholl
John Skuja
Max Stephens
Kevin Stevenson AM
John Stillwell
Eric Stokes
Stephen Stuart
Rodney Taft
Bernadette Taylor
Geoffrey Vaughan AO
Brian Webb
Joy Wellings
David Westmore
Heather Wheat
Mark Worsnop

Donors 2016

Our 2016 Annual Appeal had over 100 donors who have collectively built on our current scholarship, fellowship and awards program for Members enrolled in post-graduate study or those advancing careers through accredited professional development courses.

High Contributors

We would like to thank especially those who donated $1,000 or more in our 2016 Annual Appeal. These donors have their names on our Donors Thank You Board at Graduate House.

Judith Kefford
Anne and James Mulholland
Alan Bell
Josie Blyton
George and Connie Markou
Edward Miller
David Sparks

We also acknowledge our donors who wish to remain anonymous

All others

Our gratitude is extended also to all other donors whose gifts, regardless of how big or small, have contributed to the betterment of our Union and our House.

Other generous 2016 Benefactors

Joan Ansell
Peter Ashton
Leonard Bailey
Michael Barden
Deirdre Barnett
Marja Berclouw
Ruth Bishop
Marcus Bogdan
Michael Bolam
David Bottomley
Gweneth Bowles
John Brearley
Desmond & Ruth Bright
Douglas Brooke
Clive Brookes
Leona Brust
Nancy Burns
Elizabeth Butt OAM
Kathleen Cameron
Paul Carlin
Allan Casey
Andrea Casey
Diana Cherry
Sean Chua
Yvonne Clarke
John Cleeland
Cecily Close
Wendy Cobcroft
Ewan Colson
Stuart Colvin
Roger Cook
Lloyd Davies
Arthur Day
Margaret Dean
Edward Dickinson
Graeme Duke
Patricia Elvins
Kurt Eppinger
Deirdre Farrell
Francesca Folk-Scolaro
Frank Ford
Olwen Ford
Robert French AC
Elizabeth Shaw
Gwendolynn Gage
Elisabeth Giddy
George Goode
Elsie Graham
Phyllis Grave
John Green
Olive Hamilton
Richard Harcourt
John Harcourt
Roy Hardcastle AO
June Harvey
Berise Heasly
John Herrin
Brian Howe
Anthony Hunt
Christine Iseli
Betty Keay
Mary Kelleher
Frances Kelly
Zoltan Kiss
Brian Krahnert
John Landy AC CVO MBE
Kenneth Lee
Frank Lees AM MBE
Sharon Lierse
Leonard Lloyd
Sheila Loudon
Richard Manuell
Lynette Martin
Mary Maslen
Kenneth Mawson OAM
Desma Mcdonald
Callum McNair
Philip Moss
Edward Muntz
Alan Noble
Jennifer Pan
Donald Pemberton
Judith Price
Katie Price
Ian Proctor
Joanna Pyper
Peter Rendit
Robert Richards
Keith Richards OAM
Ronald Ritchie
David Robson
James Rowan
Margaret Sawyer
Ann Scott
Wendy Seng Hpa
Elizabeth Sevior
Frank Shaw
Peter Sholl
Julian Sindram
John Skuja
Richard Southby
Max Stephens
Gillian Stevens
Bethia Stevenson
Kevin Stevenson AM
John Stillwell
Rodney Taft
Bernadette Taylor
Margaret Toomey
Barbara Tynan
Geoffrey Vaughan AO
Ben Wadham
Joy Wellings
Peter Wetherall
Mark Worsnop
Kenneth Wu

Donors 2015

Our inaugural 2015 Annual Appeal had over 100 donors and raised much needed funds for new furniture in the terrace residential rooms.

High Contributors

We would like to thank especially those who donated $1,000 or more in our 2015 Annual Appeal. These donors have their names on our Donors Thank You Board at Graduate House.

Desma McDonald
Eric Gilford
Edward Dickinson
Prue and David Sparks
Ben Wadham
Anne and James Mulholland

We also acknowledge our donors who wish to remain anonymous

All others

Our gratitude is extended also to all other donors whose gifts, regardless of how big or small, have contributed to the betterment of our Union and our House.

Other generous 2015 Benefactors

Joan Ansell
Stanton Archer
Peter Ashton
Michael Barden
Alan Bell
Marja Berclouw
Geoffrey Bishop
Kaspars Bitans
Michael Bolam
Gweneth Mable Bowles
Desmond and Ruth Bright
Clive Hele Brookes
Thomas Brown
John Burns
Nancy Burns
Elizabeth Butt OAM
Paul Carlin
Dorothy Carroll
Elizabeth Carvosso
Diana Cherry
Richard Stephen Cherry
Ewan Russel Colson
Grietje Croll
Lloyd Davies
John Dawborn
Arthur Day
Betna Dryden
Graeme Ivallan Duke
Kurt Eppinger
Professor Joseph Epstein
Eric Ford
Frank Ford
Francis Wilson Goding
George Goode
Brendan Grabau
Wendy Graham
Beryl Green
John and Diana Green
Kay Gulenc
Olive Hamilton
Richard David Harcourt
Roy Hardcastle
Marian Hill
Wendy Seng Hpa
Frank Jones
Michael Jones
Janet Gwendoline
Kay Mary Kelleher
Helen Keneley
Brian Krahnert
David De Krester
John Landy
Philip Garth Law
David Lea
Sharon Lierse
Helen Lloyd
Margaret Loudon
Richard William Manuell
George Connie Markou
Lynette Frances Martin
Mary Maslen
Kenneth C Mawson
Margaret Mya
Frances Mayers
Edward Muntz
Roy Bruce Nichols
Alan Noble
Donald Pemberton
Marinis Pirpiris
Joan Mary Pretty
Judith Price
Joanna Pyper
Joyce Richards
Ron Ritchie
John Heath Roberts
James Rowan
Keith Ryall
Brain Salter-Duke
Elizabeth Sevior
Peter Sholl
John Skuja
Walter Stephens
Bethia Stevenson
John Stillwell
Eric Stokes
Rodney Taft
Bernadette Taylor
Margaret Toomey
Ian Tyler
Geoffrey Vaughan AO
John Vernon
Geoff Walls
Rhys Watson
Brian Webb
Joy Gladys Wellings
David Westmore
Peter Wetherall
Jennifer Woods
Mark Worsnop

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