UWA Fogarty Scholars awarded prestigious scholarships
Richard O’Halloran awarded 2016 Rhodes Scholarship
As a winner of the 2017 Rhodes Scholarship, Richard O’Halloren (UWA medical and arts student) will focus on improvements to health systems in rural and remote areas.
Richard will take his passion for affordable healthcare to Oxford University where he will study a MSc in Global Health Sciences and a Masters in Public Policy on a 2 year scholarship.
Richard, now 24 years old, completed a Bachelor of Medical Science with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Economics. He was supported on a UWA Fogarty scholarship through his entire degree and has been an active participant in the leadership program throughout his time at university.
Richard joins a distinguished group of UWA Rhodes Scholars, including former Prime Minister Bob Hawke, former WA Premier Geoff Gallop, the late David Malcolm, former WA Chief Justice and Australian business leader Sir Rod Eddington.
Mark Shelton awarded 2016 John Monash Scholarship
Mark is completing a BPhil (Hons) at UWA in Computer Science. His research explores success factors for technology startups. Mark co-founded and leads Bloom, a non-profit that supports more than 50 young entrepreneurs with mentoring, workshops, advisory services and co-working space at St Catherine’s College, UWA.
Mark is also a Director of StartupWA and was previously Deputy CEO for Teach Learn Grow. He has interned for Goldman Sachs, Boston Consulting Group, the Fogarty Foundation and the Telethon Kids Institute.
Mark has been supported on a UWA Fogarty scholarship throughout his entire degree and has been a key contributor to the leadership program and the Fogarty Foundation’s other programs (including CoderDojo WA and Fogarty EDvance) over the last few years.
Mark intends to study a MSc at Stanford University with a focus on artificial intelligence. He hopes to later return to Australia to continue fostering the local technology industry.
Well done Mark, we look forward to seeing what you bring back to WA!
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