The Charlie Perkins Scholarship Trust presented its 2016 Charlie Perkins Scholarships to recipients at a ceremony at the British High Commissioner’s Residence in Canberra in August.
The scholarships, which assist Indigenous Australians pursue postgraduate study at Oxford and Cambridge
universities, are each valued at over $75,000 per annum for up to three years, and includes travel, tuition and
British High Commissioner to Australia, Mrs Menna Rawlings CMG, presented this year’s recipients with their
scholarships in the presence of the Hon Alan Trudge, attending on the Prime Minister’s behalf.
The scheme is designed to support Indigenous Australians who have the potential to become leaders in their
field of study and in their communities, and are awarded purely on the basis of academic merit.
This year’s recipients are: University of Sydney graduate James Beaufils, University of Queensland graduate Malcolm Connolly, and Victoria University graduate Olivia Slater.
James Beaufils, who received a Bachelor of Educations from the University of Sydney, has been accepted into the MSc in Education at the University of Oxford.
Malcolm Connolly , who received a Bachelor Degree and Masters degree in Archaeology
from the University of Queensland, has been accepted to undertake a PhD at the
University of Cambridge.
Olivia Slater, who completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Victoria University, is completing an MPhil in Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge.
Malcolm and Olivia were participants on the Aurora Indigenous Scholars International Study tour.