Generations of The Australian National University (ANU) community have experienced the support, guidance and friendship of the late Professor Phillipa Weeks. As a mark of their affection and respect, the ANU College of Law alumni community came together in 2006 to establish the Phillipa Weeks Scholarship for Rural and Regional Students.
In 2022, donors – including the Weeks family, ANU alumni, law firms, and former colleagues, students and friends of Phillipa – helped to continue this legacy.
Mairead Webb, who grew up in Toowoomba in southern Queensland, is the 2022 recipient of the Scholarship. At the age of 19, Mairead left home in pursuit of her childhood dream to become a lawyer and, with support from the ANU donor community, is now studying a Bachelor of Arts/Law (Hons) at ANU.
“Being awarded the Phillipa Weeks Scholarship means greater freedoms and less stress, especially in regards to making the move to Canberra to complete my studies,” says Mairead.
Beyond the material aspects of the scholarship, it means a lot to me to be able to continue on the legacy of Phillipa Weeks and be allowed this opportunity to study at the ANU College of Law.
I hope to do Phillipa proud by remaining actively engaged in my studies and trying my best to succeed in my degree.
– MAIREAD WEBB