Tuckwell Scholarships: Australia’s greatest gift

Tuckwell Scholarships: Australia’s greatest gift

December 14, 2019 0 By Ronny Jaskolski


Education to us is just fundamentally important
to a life and to being and in our own life the experience has been transformative. The ability to help other young people to
access a top quality university education was very important to us. It’s with great fortune that I’ve been able
to come to ANU. For me, the Tuckwell scholarship was about
extending myself academically, professionally, co-curricularly, and I haven’t been disappointed
at all. In fact, the Tuckwell scholarship has been
everything and so much more than what I thought it would be. It’s changed my life. It’s completely sort of knocked me in to a
different direction much for the better as well. I’ve had a completely different life experience
and with that under my belt I kind of feel like I can do anything, you know. It’s such an amazing and empowering feeling. I think a solid education such as that provided
by the ANU, is what’s going to shape my future, but also the country’s future and I think
this frames the Tuckwell’s motivation for creating the scholarship, is the power of
education. When we started it, we started with a blank
sheet of paper for us, for ANU, for everybody. There was no precident for this whatsoever. We want to take it one step at a time. Obviously, we took a very big step when we
launched it. Now we feel a lot more comfortable about you
know going a much larger step and try and get this running in perpetuity and growing
overtime too. But it’s really the feedback from the scholars
that is induced us. They’re amazing young people. This gift is as good as it gets for ANU, for the next generation of students, and for Australia’s future. Graham and Louise Tuckwell really are living
national treasures. The Tuckwell’s generosity and foresight marks
a new beginning that will be a legacy for many decades to come. It is the beginning of a new future at ANU
and a hallmark in the history of philanthropy in Australia. On behalf of the entire ANU community I thank
Graham and Louise for this incredible legacy.