SpiRit of Science Scholarship
The SpiRit of Science: Maurice de Rohan Scholarship enables students in years 10 and 11 at South Australian schools to attend the Christmas Lectures in London staged by the RiGB (Royal Institution of Great Britain). The SpiRit of Science Scholarship gives a talented group of young people a chance to develop their passion for science in a unique learning environment.
Since their inception in 2005, the SpiRit of Science: Maurice de Rohan Scholarships (named after the late Maurice de Rohan, South Australia’s former Agent General in London) have each year enabled ten students students and two teachers to visit the science sights of London. Each year the group returns with an even stronger passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics and goals for future STEM careers.
For more information on the SpiRit of Science Scholarships, the SACE assessed component and the application process for students and teachers, please contact Jan.Brooks@sa.gov.au.
The SpiRit of Science Scholarship has been successfully run for another year. 2013 saw ten students and two teachers make the journey to London to visit its science sights and attend the famous RiGB Christmas Lectures. The culmination of the scholarship came on Wednesday, 2 April 2014 at The Science Exchange. The students made presentations and spoke passionately about their experience and how it has changed their lives and strengthened their drive for careers in science. Also in attendance at the presentation was The Hon Jennifer Rankine, MP, Minister for Education and Child Development.
View photos from the 2013 presentations
View photos from the trip to London in 2012
View photos from the trip to London in 2011