Alumni Updates

Kate Delaporte

1996 Playford Trust PhD Scholarship

Kate was only the third student to receive a Playford Trust scholarship. The funding helped support her PhD studies at the Waite Campus of The University of Adelaide – specifically, her investigation of eucalypts for ornamental horticulture, for which she eventually received her Doctorate.

Fast forward, and Kate is now Curator of the Waite Arboretum and Senior Lecturer at the Waite Campus. She has maintained her connection with the Trust throughout her career and accepted an invitation to join the Board in 2011, saying it was “a great chance to give back to the organisation that provided me with so much”.

Kate manages the TAFE SA and Open Gardens Awards and is on the selection panel. She also works with members of the Scholarship Committee, who have “the hard task of selecting students!”

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2018 Playford Trust Honours Scholarship
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2019 Nyrstar/Playford Trust Scholarship
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2019 Nyrstar/Playford Trust Scholarship
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2011 Scantech/Playford Trust scholarship
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Jillian Moffatt

2015 Scantech/Playford Trust PhD
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Bec Pedler

2019 Playford Trust Regional Science & Engineering Scholarship
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Cathy Apps

2018 Playford Trust/TAFE SA award
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