Metcalf Scholarships support our brightest young minds

Metcalf Scholarships support our brightest young minds

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December 2015

Professor Doug Hilton with 2015 Metcalf Scholars
Professor Doug Hilton with Metcalf Scholars Ms 
Madeleine Dawson, Mr Adam Lipszyc and Ms Kimberley
Callaghan (L-R)

Mr Adam Lipszyc, Ms Madeleine Dawson and Ms Kimberley Callaghan are among our youngest scientists. 

The three undergraduate students are our inaugural Metcalf Scholars, receiving scholarships to spend some of their undergraduate year working with our research teams in the laboratory.

The Metcalf Scholarship Fund

Established in honour of the remarkable contributions of Professor Don Metcalf, who passed away on 19 December 2014, the Metcalf Scholarships support undergraduate students to get hands-on lab experience while still at university.

Institute director Professor Doug Hilton said that involving aspiring scientists in the reality of life in the lab was the best way to ignite their passion for a research career. "These bright young scientists are the ones who’ll be making key discoveries in the years to come," he said. 

“These bright young scientists are the ones who’ll be making key discoveries in the years to come." 

"We need to support and nurture them from the very start of their careers,” Professor Hilton said.

You can make a difference

This year we were able to fund three Metcalf Scholarships; next year we hope to award 10. By making a gift to the Metcalf Scholarship Fund you can help bright young scientists reach their potential.

You can support the fund by:

  • contributing via the donation slip attached to this newsletter
  • donating online at www.wehi.edu.au/metcalf-donate
  • calling our fundraising team on +61 3 9345 2403

Super Content: 
Professor Don Metcalf with staff and students

As a tribute to a scientist, known the world over as ‘the father of modern haematology’, the Metcalf Scholarship Fund has been established to support promising young researchers.

Research team in a lab

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