Winthrop Scholarship winners

Winthrop Scholarship winners

Thursday 24 August

Stephanie Tan, Sophie Fang Lin and Elodie Hayward have been awarded UWA Winthrop Scholarships

Year 12 students Stephanie Tan, Sophie Fang Lin and Elodie Hayward have had their dedication to academic studies and extra-curricular activities recognised by being awarded the prestigious UWA Winthrop Scholarship.

The trio was awarded the scholarships after applying for the UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarship, which they were amongst the top 20 shortlisted applicants.

The scholarships attract the highest achieving students in the state, with 10 students awarded the Winthrop Scholarships and 10 awarded the Fogarty Foundation Scholarships, conditional upon achieving a Tertiary Entrance Ranking of 99 or above.

An avid saxophonist and soccer player, Elodie said she was honoured to be a Winthrop Scholarship recipient.

“I want to pursue studies in science, probably biochemistry,” she said.

“In the application letter I shared my sports and musical interests, as well as my experience of living in Indonesia and attending an International School in my junior schooling years.”

Sophie said her personal experience with mental health inspired her to pursue a career in psychiatry.

“I had some struggles when I was 15 that I have now overcome, and through that experience it has made me want to work in the area of youth mental health.”

Mrs Kiepe said the School community was very proud of the girls’ achievements.

“To be awarded one of 10 UWA Winthrop Scholarships, which attract the highest achieving students in the State, is an exceptional achievement,” she said.

“I understand the Selection Panel was amazed at the quality of the candidates and their extra-curricular achievements, which combined to make their selection task very difficult. 

“This is an excellent outcome for these St Hilda’s students.”