The Convocation of UWA Graduates and The University of Western Australia provides a scholarship to assist an eligible regional or remote student with the cost of accommodation at University Hall or other college affiliated with the University.
Hazel Miller is the 2020 awardee (and final awardee) for the Convocation Accommodation Scholarship. Ms Miller was residing at Uni Hall but has moved back to Busselton due to COVID19 restrictions.
Peter Ebert says, "I was both surprised and honoured when I received my confirmation email regarding the Convocation Accommodation Scholarship. I had lived in Albany my entire life and I will admit, the thought of moving to Perth was daunting. The Convocation Accommodation Scholarship has helped pay for residency at St Catherine's College. This has given me the opportunity to meet some amazing people from across the state, country and world, as well as being involved in many rewarding occasions such as networking events and academic dinners. I am in my first year of university, studying a Bachelor of Philosophy, majoring in Microbiology and Immunology, with a second degree in Mathematics and Statistics. I have always loved public speaking, teaching and learning. It is my plan to combine my passions and become an academic, working at a university, holding my own lectures and running my own research projects. Again, I would like to thank UWA Convocation for their generosity in helping me attend college here at UWA."
"Thank you for the generous Convocation Accommodation scholarship. I was very happy and appreciative to learn that I was selected as the recipient of your scholarship. I come from Kalgoorlie, 600mk away from Perth. The scholarship has eased the financial burden of relocating to Perth and living at University Hall. It has allowed me to focus and excel in my studies while making a wide range of friends from all over the world.
I am currently in my third year of my undergraduate studying a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Pharmacology and Biochemistry. Next year I hope to undertake my honours. In the future, I aim to become a biomedical researcher and develop drugs to treat debilitating conditions. Thank you for your generosity and support."
2017 Convocation Accommodation Scholarship winner is Alicia Lutz. Alicia is a first year undergraduate student studying a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Communication and Media and Computer Science. She comes from the quiet rural town of Denmark and has had to move up to Perth to pursue her studies.
Being awarded the Convocation Accommodation scholarship has eased the financial burden of relocating to Perth and living in University Hall, allowing her to focus on her studies and develop her other interests. She enjoys the diversity of life on campus and being able to meet a wide range of people from all over the world.