The London Alumni Scholarship exemplifies the power of community, with alumni coming together to provide a life-changing scholarship for a deserving student at The Australian National University (ANU).
Established by ANU alumni living in the UK, the London Alumni Scholarship supports students experiencing financial hardship in completing their undergraduate degree at ANU. It offers $8,000 per annum for up to five years to assist with educational and living expenses. In 2022, the scholarship was awarded to Raichel Brodie.
Raichel, who is pursuing a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at ANU, received the scholarship in recognition of her drive, determination and commitment to using her education to make a positive impact on the world.
"I chose Psychology because I have always had a strong motivation to help others and offer my support in difficult circumstances," she said. "Having financial security allows me to achieve the best possible results I can at university and enables me to accomplish greater things throughout my career."
Margaret and Simon Beresford-Wylie, prominent donors to the scholarship, spoke about their motivations behind giving to ANU.
"Graduating from ANU changed our lives. Our degrees led to amazing opportunities, successful careers, and a wonderfully fulfilling life together," Margaret said.
"We now feel so fortunate to give back, to be in a position to help other people whose lives will be changed forever as a result of having the opportunity to study at ANU."
The London Alumni Scholarship is testament to the impact a group of individuals can make when they come together to support a common cause. This scholarship would not be possible without the support of the passionate community of ANU alumni who reside in the UK, and who collectively make a difference to their alma mater.