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C.A.S Hawker Scholars

Charles Allan Seymour Hawker Scholarship

The C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship commemorates the achievements of one of Australia's most respected pastoral pioneers who served in the First World War and went on to become a distinguished scholar and leading figure in the Federal Parliament, prior to his tragic and untimely death in the Kyeema aircraft accident in 1938.

The Scholarship is available to Australian undergraduate and post-graduate students.
Scholarships are valued at up to $75,000 and contribute to the cost of residential fees at either:

  • Burgmann College, Canberra ACT
  • St Marks College, Adelaide SA
  • Roseworthy College, Roseworthy SA
  • Robb College, Armidale NSW
  • Trinity College, Cambridge UK
  • Marcus Oldham College, Geelong VIC

Applicants must be Australian citizens.
The majority of scholarships are awarded to students entering their first year of University.

Successful applicants are those who most convincingly demonstrate their potential as a future leader, the contribution they have made to their school and community and their academic ability, in keeping with the example C.A.S. Hawker set as a leader and his contribution and service to Australia.

Latest News

Seventh C.A.S. Hawker Scholar Awarded Rhodes Scholarship

30th October 2023 Photo Courtesy of: @Photojo 2020 C.A.S. Hawker Scholar Oliver Douglas has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford in 2024. Her ...

Part of Australia’s swagman’s history restored in SA’s mid-north

Part of Australia's unique swagman's history has been lovingly restored in SA's mid-north. The Hawker family, a famous pastoral dynasty on the outskirts of Clare, has brought back to life ...

Three New C.A.S. Hawker Scholarships Awarded

Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia is hosting a reception at Government House today and will present framed Charles Hawker Scholarship certificates to three new ...

Our 2023 Scholars

Recipients of the C.A.S Hawker Scholarship in 2023.

Hannah Benhassine2

Miss Hannah Benhassine

Institution: Australian National University
In Residence: Burgmann College
Career Goal: To make a positive impact in Australia and the world by pursuing her passion for international relations, advocacy and diplomacy.

Finn Boylen2

Mr Finn Boylen

Institution: Australian National University
In Residence: Burgmann College
Career Goal: To work overseas as a senior public servant in the field of diplomacy, development, intelligence or trade.

Charley Ellwood2

Mr Charley Ellwood

Institution: Australian National University
In Residence: Burgmann College
Career Goal: To represent his local community as a Member of Parliament with aspirations to become a Minister for Education.

Charles Allan Seymour Hawker

Charles Allan Seymour Hawker

"Charles Hawker has a lasting impact on Australian politics and was highly respected by members on both sides of the federal parliament," Hawker family member and scholarship Trustee Mr. Andrew Hawker said.

"He was Australia's first Minister for Commerce in the Lyons government in the 1930s. He was being seriously considered as Australia's wartime Prime Minister. His untimely death prevented him from achieving his full potential. He was a truly remarkable man, a great Australian and his story is inspirational," Mr. Andrew Hawker said.

In the Media

Historic interviews and information relating
to Charles Allan Seymour Hawker.