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Since the inception of ѿ, our community has generously supported scholarships, offering opportunities to young people across the State. There’s something about receiving a ѿ scholarship, that lights a fire inside our students. They are supported and encouraged to dream and dare even bigger than ever before, to go out into the world and make it a better place.

Read on to discover how ѿ ignited exciting futures for our extraordinary alumni. 

Christopher Blyth (87-91) – Clarkson Scholarship Recipient

Chris never stops! He’s Professor of Paediatric Infectious Diseases at UWA, Head of the Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases at Telethon Kids Institute and a Paediatric Infectious Diseases Physician and Clinical Microbiologist at Perth Children’s Hospital. His focus is on treating children with complicated infections and prevention infection through vaccination.

“I learnt through my time at ѿ the capacity for hard work and drive to make a difference. These attributes have shaped my life and influenced my work.”




Charlie Mallard (06-10) – Indigenous Scholarship Recipient

Charlie is a proud Yamaji Nhanda, Wajarri and Noongar Yuad man and a committed Youth Worker who has devoted his working career to improving the educational outcomes of Aboriginal students. He is making a huge difference to students’ lives through his work at Madalah.

“I was lucky to have my older brother in the Boarding House who would check in on me every night. When I was in Year 11, I started doing this, I wanted to be that big brother type that many of these young fullas didn’t have at ѿ.”




John Linton (98-02) – Clarkson Scholarship Recipient

John is using his creative and strategic genius to raise awareness of some of the biggest challenges in our world today. In 2022, he and his business partner launched Berlin Creative, a kind ad agency. Their greatest ambition is to not only be the best in the world, but also the best FOR the world.

“I gained confidence at ѿ through a range of different achievements and seeing that I could be successful within our cohort, all of a sudden I realised that I shouldn’t be holding myself back.”





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