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.

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.

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...