The Tuckwell Scholarships are competitive scholarships awarded to outstanding school leavers who wish to pursue a full-time single or double undergraduate program at ANU, including honours and vertical degrees (degrees that combine undergraduate and graduate study, across a range of disciplines, completed in a reduced time-frame), in any discipline offered at ANU for up to five years.
The Scholarships have been made possible by a donation of $50 million from the Graham & Louise Tuckwell Foundation to ANU; at the time this was the largest-ever single donation from an individual to an Australian university.
This gift supports a scholarship worth over $100,000 per student for the length of their undergraduate degree. In 2015, the Scholarship program will award up to 25 $20,900 scholarships (increasing with inflation) to Tuckwell Scholars to cover on-campus residential costs, books and general living expenses.
The Tuckwell vision is to see highly talented and motivated school leavers fulfil their potential and reinvest their knowledge, skills and experience in ways that positively benefit others. The program has a focus on giving back to Australia and is the only one of its kind that nurtures Scholars to fulfil their broader community ambitions over and above the pursuit of an undergraduate degree.
Recently Graham and Louise Tuckwell donated the largest philanthropic donation to any Australian University in history - $100 million dollars. This donation was all part of their continued efforts to support the lives of exemplary students, deserving of higher education.