Published on February 4th, 2016 | by St Peter's College


Alasdair McCall (’15) named 2016 C. A. S. Hawker Scholar ANU/Burgmann

Old Scholar and 2015 Vice Captain Alasdair McCall (’15), has been awarded a prestigious C.A.S Hawker Scholarship, one of Australia’s most prestigious scholarships, to study at The Australian National University and reside at Burgmann College.

Alasdair will read for a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of International Relations majoring in Finance and French Language and Culture. Alasdair’s goal is to serve Australia in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Selection for the Hawker Scholarship is based on personal qualities as well as academic ability. The Scholarship perpetuates the memory of scholar, soldier, politician and pastoralist Charles Allan Seymour Hawker. It is one of the most generous privately funded scholarships available to undergraduate and post-graduate students in Australia. Each residential scholarship is valued at up to $45,000 over three years.

Alasdair was 2015 Vice Captain of St Peter’s College and the 2014 Proximate Accessit of the School. He achieved an ATAR of 99.95 and an International Baccalaureate score of 44/45. Commencing at St Peter’s College in Year 8, Alasdair was appointed House Captain and a School Prefect in Year 12. In recognition of his exceptional leadership, Alasdair was invited to serve as School Vice Captain in 2015. During 2015, he directed significant student service initiatives. He was awarded “Keys” the highest honour presented by the Headmaster.

An excellent musician, Alasdair was a member of the Senior String Orchestra, School Orchestra and a performer in many drama productions. His extra-curricular academic achievements included representing the School in Athletics, Soccer and Tennis as well as being a team member in the nationals for the Science and Engineering Challenge and being the Year 10 winner of the Australian Mathematics Competition. He was the 2014 recipient of the Old Collegians French Prize (IB).

Alasdair McCall is the fourth Hawker Scholar to educated at St Peter’s College. He joins former C. A. S. Hawker Scholars: Dr Christian Hamilton-Craig (’91), Marc Allgrove (’88), and Anthony Roediger (’89 Hawkes) and who was elected Rhodes Scholar for South Australian in 1996.

St Peter’s College congratulates Alasdair McCall (’15) on this outstanding accomplishment: Pro Deo et Patria.

Simon Murray

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