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Announcing The Ian Darling Scholarship

With thanks to with a generous gift of $150,000 by alumnus Ian Darling AO, we are thrilled to announce the establishment of The Ian Darling Scholarship at Burgmann College.

Invested as a limited-term endowment, Ian’s Gift funds a scholarship of $10,000 to support a resident of Burgmann College each year.

The Scholarship is awarded by the Bursaries & Scholarships Committee as part of the annual application round, with consideration of applicants’ level of need, academic achievement, and community contribution.

Ian Darling AO is well-known for his award-winning documentary films and his documentary film production company, Shark Island Productions, which focusses on crafting stories to drive social change. Ian was awarded the 2020 ANU Alumnus of the Year Award for creating positive social impact and advocating for a more inclusive society through his work. More recently, his play, The Twins, opened at the 2021 Adelaide Fringe Festival and won the Mental Health Awareness Award.

We are so proud and honoured to award an annual scholarship in Ian Darling AO’s name, and we look forward to seeing what doors will open for future Burgmann residents thanks to the incredible support of The Ian Darling Scholarship.

To apply for The Ian Darling Scholarship, please visit our Financial Assistance page.

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