QASMT Student Awarded Prestigious Hawker Scholarship

The Queensland Academies are proud to announce that the Premier of South Australia, the Hon Jay Weatherill MP, awarded a prestigious C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship to former Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology (QASMT) School Captain and Narangba Valley State High School graduate, Tristian Delroy earlier this month.

Tristian, who was born in Beaudesert, is now enrolled at the Australian National University and is in residence at Burgmann College. He is studying for a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of International Studies.

An outstanding leader, Tristan was one of the Academy Captains in 2012 who continued to grow in maturity through his final year of schooling. He truly embodies the character attributes of the International Baccalaureatte learner profile, by aspiring to be a knowledgeable inquirer, who thinks and communicates reflectively. He is principled, open-minded and caring while also confident enough to take academic risks in order to drive his success in new directions.

In his capacity as learner and leader, he constantly challenged and inspired his peers, through his inherent ability to engage with diverse audiences including the Academy leadership team, staff, fellow students and members of the broader community. He is articulate and responsive and played a key role in the visioning of the Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology, not only with his fellow members of the Academy Representative Council, but throughout his time at the Academy.

He inspired his peers by initiating new and innovative ways to improve communication between students and staff and enabled a two-way path of communication between administration and students ensuring that the best possible outcome would be achieved for the entire Academy community. He organised projects aimed at enacting the Academy vision including the development of the recycling program and numerous events, including open days, formals, remembrance services, dances, assemblies and awards evenings.

An outstanding student, Tristian received the following awards in 2012 including the:

  • Science, Mathematics and Technology Campus International Baccalaureate Student of the Year Award
  • Science, Mathematics and Technology Campus Academic Excellence Award
  • As the Science, Mathematics and Technology Year 12 IB Award winner, he attained the Campus Subject Awards for English HL, Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge and French Abinitio Standard Level
  • Tristian also achieved a High Distinction in the University of New South Wales ICAS English Competition.

Tristian’s achievements exemplify the style of global citizenship and commitment to academic excellence that is evidenced at the Queensland Academies on a daily basis. As a graduate of the Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology, Tristian has benefited from the supportive and dynamic environment created by his peers, who are all dedicated to engaging and empowering Queensland’s high achieving students in a collaborative, world class environment that allows them to realise their potential. Like Tristian, students at the Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology (QASMT) work collaboratively with the University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology to enrich their studies in areas such as the Sciences, Engineering, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Robotics and Health.

As a passionate member of the Queensland Academies Alumni, Tristian will be able to share his experiences as a Hawker Scholar, representing young tertiary students who, through their principles and character are committed to Australia’s future. The scholarship is valued at up to $45,000 over three years, and is one of the most generous privately funded scholarships available to Australian undergraduate and postgraduate students.