Terry Pratchett bequeaths $1m to the University of South Australia
The University of South Australia has announced the formation of the biennial $100,000 Sir Terry Pratchett Memorial Scholarship, funded by a $1m endowment to the university made by the UK author prior to his death earlier this year.
The scholarship will be awarded to a student to undertake a two-year Masters by research at the University of South Australia, including a fully funded exchange to Trinity College Dublin for up to a year.
The scholarship was launched at the university on 28 September by Pratchett’s business manager and friend Robert Wilkins, who also presented a lecture ‘Terry Pratchett—the art and business of creative writing’.
Vice chancellor David Lloyd, who awarded Pratchett an honorary doctorate in 2014, said the donation is the largest student scholarship of its kind in the university’s history. ‘The fact that this is a perpetual scholarship means that, like Terry’s books, this gift will endure for generations to come,’ said Lloyd. ‘The scholarship will support worthy students to complete cultural research relevant to, or inspired by Terry’s work and linked to the Hawke Research Institute’s theme of identity transformations.’
For more information visit the University of South Australia website here.
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