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The Scots School student Daniel McKay is awarded a prestigious C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship to Cambridge UK

Thursday, June 01, 2017
Daniel McKay is the first Scots School student to be awarded a prestigious C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship, valued at up to $60,000. Daniel is an outstanding student. He completed his secondary education at The Scots School in Bathurst in 2009 where he was School Captain in his final year. After a gap year working at St. Paul’s School as an Assistant Teacher in London, he began studying at the ANU, residing at Burgmann College. In December 2016, Daniel graduated with Bachelor of Arts (History) and Bachelor of Law, both with First Class Honours. Daniel’s C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship will allow him to commence a MPhil
in World History at the University of Cambridge UK later this year. Daniel McKay describes himself as a passionate and ambitious young historian
motivated by an intense curiosity and belief in the present value of understanding our past. He grew up on the family farm at Evans Plains near
Bathurst. The world stretching beyond the paddocks seemed distant and unknowable. Yet, the more Daniel sat on the veranda devouring books, the
more he realised that curiosity could be a passport to an understanding of that world.

CEO of the Australian Football League (AFL) and 1992 C.A.S. Hawker Scholar Mr. Gillon McLachlan will present four new Charles Hawker
Scholars with their scholarship certificates on Thursday 1 June at a ceremony held at St Mark’s College in Adelaide. Daniel’s family have enjoyed a very long association with The Scots School with father Sean an Old Boy (1981), sister Sarah (2011) and brother Hugh (2014). Daniel’s mother Rosemary is a current member of the School Board and Chair of the Finance Committee. On behalf of The Scots School, I extend my congratulations to Daniel for this outstanding achievement.


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