Tuckwell Fellows have been appointed to mentor the Truckwell Scholars when the first cohort arrive in 2014.
The Tuckwell Scholarship Program was established by ANU alumnus Graham Tuckwell and his wife Louise in February to support 25 undergraduate students each year for the length of an undergraduate degree. Their $50 million gift to the University was the largest ever donation to an Australian university by an Australian citizen.
The University received an outstanding response to the call for Fellows, and Associate Professor Sunsan Howitt was one of three Fellows selected.
Associate Professor Howitt said she was excited about providing one-on-one support to students and helping them identify opportunities in their chosen fields.
“This is an opportunity to develop real relationships with these students over the course of their degree,” she said. “It’s always good to have a mentor you can go to for advice. A lot of students feel inhibited about actually going to talk to someone. Sometimes just having a chat with someone can open up so many possibilities.”
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