Candidates Shine at Interview Weekend

2019 Scholars Announced following Tuckwell Interview Weekend
17 July 2018

This year's Interview Weekend brought 75 shortlisted candidates to Canberra to have interviews with the Tuckwell Selection Panel. In 2018, 682 applications were received in Stage 1 (March). 188 applicants were invited to progress to Stage 2, from which 75 applicants were invited to attend the weekend held 7-9 July.

While in Canberra, candidates not only participated in interviews, but also engaged in a range of other activities designed to showcase the ANU and Canberra; and assist candidates to relax during a potentially stressful weekend. These included a bus tour of Canberra, campus tours, residence tours, social sports, and walking groups to the botanical gardens and National Museum of Australia. Many candidates also took advantage of a "Chill Out Space" where they could get to know each other and current scholars over a cuppa - and/or try their hand at origami!

On the Monday following the interview weekend, the Panel determined which 25 applicants will be offered a Tuckwell Scholarship and candidates were called the same afternoon to inform them of the outcome. 

The cohort for 2019 bring a diversity of skills and backgrounds. There is an aspiring astronomer with a passion for mixed martial arts; an AFL player who balances her commitments as school captain with her local youth orchestra and swimming club; and a student who will have visited Tehran to participate in the International Biology Olympiad before even getting to ANU!

Those candidates who did not receive an offer of a Tuckwell Scholarship who progressed to Stage 3 have all been offered scholarships by the University and it is our hope that we will see them at ANU in 2019!

Successful Candidates (Alphabetical by Surname)

Student name

School name

State

Fergus Abbott

St Aloysius College

NSW

Stephanie Barton

Wellington Point State High School

QLD

Michael Brazier

Redcliffe State High School

QLD

Finlay Dennison

Pittwater House Grammar School

NSW

Ethan Farrelly

Spinifex State College

QLD

Laura Ferguson

Loreto Kirribilli

NSW

Eleanor George

McCarthy Catholic College

NSW

Thomas Gilbert

Normanhurst Boys High School

NSW

Oliver Hervir

Sydney Grammar School

NSW

Jemima Jeffree

Indooroopilly State High School

QLD

Cole Johnson

Fort Street High School

NSW

Max Kirkby

Prince Alfred College

SA

Jessica Law

University High School

VIC

Luka Mijnarends

Nambour State High School

QLD

Charles O’Neill

All Saints College Bathurst

NSW

Ellie Randall

Fairholme College

QLD

Wyatt Raynal

Eltham College of Education

VIC

Martha Reece

Hunter School of Performing Arts

NSW

Riley Smithers

Pimlico State High School

QLD

Zachary Steyn

Yeppoon State High School

QLD

Olivia Taifalos

Cairns State High School

QLD

Sebastian Tierney

Xavier College Senior Campus

VIC

Grace Underhill

Northern Beaches Secondary College Manly

NSW

Maxwell Vidler

St Paul’s School

QLD

Jaxsen Wells

Carroll College

NSW

2019 Tuckwell Scholarship Recipients Announced (ANU Media article)

 

 

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