Former St Philip’s student gets prestigious scholarship

p2240-Nina-MiersAlice Springs student Nina Miers (pictured), a St Philip’s College graduate, has been awarded one of five prestigious C. A. S. Hawker Scholarships worth up to $60,000 over four years.


She is studying Economics and International Studies at the Australian National University.


The scholarship was founded by the late Lilias Needham, in memory of her brother, Charles Hawker.


He was “one of Australia’s most respected pastoral pioneers” and political figures, and the scholarship is “one of the most generous privately funded scholarships available to Australian undergraduate and postgraduate students of principle and character, who are committed to Australia’s future,” according to a media release.



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  1. Ian Miers
    Posted May 29, 2015 at 6:34 am

    Sensational stuff … congratulations Nina. Well deserved.

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  2. Bronnie Millard
    Posted May 28, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    What a fantastic achievement Nina – Dad, Mum and Anna must be so very proud of you. Well done for a girl from Alice.
    Bronnie and Shane.

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  3. Bev O'Callaghan
    Posted May 28, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    A huge congratulations to you Nina.
    Kay and Geoff, you must both be so proud of your girls.
    Still remember them as primary school students at Ross Park.
    Good on you Nina and Anna, from Auntie Bev.

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