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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 $60,000 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

Fifth Hawker Scholar Awarded Rhodes Scholarship

2019 C.A.S. Hawker Scholar Yasmin Poole has been awarded one of three Rhodes Scholarships for Australian-at-Large postgraduate study at the University of Oxford in 2022. Previous Hawker recipients are Michael ...
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COVID delayed Hawker Scholarship presentations in SA & ACT

The Governor of South Australia His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC and the National Farmers' Federation President Ms. Fiona Simson presented six Charles Hawker Scholars with their scholarship ...
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2020 C.A.S Hawker Scholarship Presentation Delayed by COVID-19

Covid-19 restrictions have delayed the presentation of the 2020 C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship certificates by National Farmer’s Federation President Ms. Fiona Simson. The 2020 awardees from Victoria, West Australia and South ...

Our 2021 Scholars

Recipients of the C.A.S Hawker Scholarship in 2021.

Jae Brieffies

Miss Jae Brieffies

Institution: Australian National University
In Residence: Burgmann College
Career Goal: To achieve a career path driven by service in the public service, private or non-profit sector

Ben Nolan

Mr Benjamin Nolan

Institution: Australian National University
In Residence: Burgmann College
Career Goal: To make an impact in International Relations with either DFAT or the UN

Ben Ransom

Mr Benjamin Ransom

Institution: University of Adelaide
In Residence: St Mark's College
Career Goal: To contribute to his community through public service in the medical industry and Army Reserves

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.

Prime Minister Harold Holt
(1966 - 67)
speaks about
'My most unforgettable character
C.A.S. Hawker'

5AA Interview with
Hon Dr John Bannon AO

2018 Presentation
Dr Brendan Nelson AO

Kyeema Air Crash
25th October 1938