Kildare College graduate of 2016, Alice Kerr, has been awarded an Adelaide University Principals' Scholarship, presented at an Awards Ceremony at the University earlier this month. This is the eighth year in a row that a student from Kildare College has won a Scholarship of this kind.
Scholarships are awarded to students of high academic merit, who have also made a significant contribution to their school and to the wider community. The Scholarship, valued at $5,000, assists with education and tuition costs for the first year of the student’s study at the University of Adelaide.
Prior to her commencement at Kildare, Alice was awarded the Delaney Academic Scholarship on recommendation of academic excellence from Primary school. During her time at the College, Alice won a school merit award for her Religion Studies and Research Project, placing her in the top 1% of the State and being recognised with a SACE award for this achievement. She finished top of her class in Womens Studies, History and Religious Education. In 2015, Alice was also awarded the Premier’s ANZAC Spirit School Prize and received a fully funded two-week study tour of Gallipoli.
Margaret Rouggos, Principal, said “We’re delighted that another one of our students has been recognised and awarded this Scholarship. Alice was a very dedicated student and we wish her every success as she continues her studies at University”.
Alice is currently studying an Advanced Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in English and History and hopes to pursue a career in Journalism or Publishing, at the completion of her studies.