News and updates about our students, partnerships and the Trust

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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2020 TAFE SA awards

2020 TAFE SA awards

Congratulations 2020 Playford Trust/TAFESA Award winners! The following five talented award recipients were chosen from a field of more than 30 applicants. All are top students who have demonstrated leadership, teamwork and a commitment to work and learning. A...

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Trust in the future

Trust in the future

An exciting scholarship opportunity for students in mining and petroleum engineering is helping make dreams come true while developing talent for the South Australian resources industry. A partnership between SACOME, the SA Government and the Playford Trust has...

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