News and updates about our students, partnerships and the Trust

SA Premier honours Playford Trust

More than a hundred business, education, political and community leaders attended the Playford Memorial Trust Dinner hosted by the Premier,  the Honourable Steven Marshall MP, at Adelaide Town Hall on 22 November 2021. Dignitaries present included Her Excellency the...

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From Playford to Fulbright

From Playford to Fulbright

2020 Playford Trust PhD scholar Alison Gill has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to study at the University of California Berkeley next year.

She’ll be a visiting research student from March to December, continuing her work on water use and drought tolerance of industrial hemp.

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Space scholarships launched

Space scholarships launched

South Australia has taken another important step in its mission to launch more space careers.

The Playford Trust and the Andy Thomas Space Foundation will partner to provide four $5000 scholarships for high-achieving school leavers hoping to study aerospace engineering at the University of Adelaide next year.

“Our role is to help advance a range of new areas of growth for South Australia – and space is right near the top of the list,” said Playford Trust Chair, former Premier Dean Brown.

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Unearthing hidden gems

Unearthing hidden gems

Fifteen University of Adelaide undergraduates have each received a $20,000 Playford Trust scholarship, thanks to a joint Government and industry program aimed at easing a shortage of engineering skills in the mining and petroleum sectors.

The SA Chamber of Mines and Energy hosted a presentation ceremony on May 13.

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Hitting the headlines

Hitting the headlines

Stories about a number of our undergraduate 2021 scholarship winners made the news in local, regional and specialist press following our April awards night.

Read our coverage in the Southern Cross, Border Chronicle, Victor Harbor Times, Port Lincoln Times and Whyalla News.

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2021 University Scholarships

2021 University Scholarships

The Playford Trust was delighted to present 39 new scholarships to high-achieving young South Australians on 7 April. The ceremony, hosted by University of South Australia in Pridham Hall, was attended by our partners, industry leaders and representatives from all three South Australian universities.

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Young Achiever of the Year

Young Achiever of the Year

Playford Trust Scholar, Helen Kim, was named Young Achiever of the Year at the 2020 Premier’s Awards for Energy and Mining. Helen, who now works with BHP, received an AusIMM/Playford Trust Honours Scholarship in Geoscience, Mining Engineering and Chemical Engineering...

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2021 TAFE SA Awards

2021 TAFE SA Awards

Congratulations to our nine scholarship winners!Another nine talented TAFE stdents were presented with scholarships at a ceremony held at TAFE's Tonsley Campus on 25 November. Jessica Bamford, Skye Dunn, Matthew Slee, Eira Thorstensson and Emily Collins received the...

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