Mr Mitchel Martin-Weber, a University of Tasmania alumnus, provided a gift to the University of Tasmania Foundation, in the 125 year to endow two scholarships to recognise two former staff members who influenced Mitchel during his time at the University of Tasmania. Mitchel studied a Business degree and was a resident at Christ College.
Mr Nigel Heyward was an alumnus, majoring in history and English and worked as a teacher in Sarawak (Malaysia) for 22 years. After returning to Tasmania he was warden of Christ College from 1982 to 1987. During his time as warden, Nigel and the other college heads would travel to the North and North-West of Tasmania every year, encouraging young people to consider a university education, and for those needing to relocate to Hobart, making the colleges accessible as possible. Nigel Heyward passed away in December 2014. His family have assisted in guiding the scholarship criteria.
Available to a full-time student from the North or North-West of Tasmania to commence a degree which includes study in the School of Humanities. Preference will be given to students who need to relocate to Hobart to study. Students must undertake study in at least one of the following disciplines offered through the School – Aboriginal Studies, English, Global Languages & Cultures, History & Classics, and Philosophy & Gender Studies. Selection will be based on financial need and quality of application.
To retain this award, recipients are required to achieve a minimum Pass result in all units studied each semester.
$3,500 per year
Up to three years
Next due to be offered in 2022.