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UTAS Cricket launched the University Foundation-sponsored UTAS Cricket Scholarship appeal in May 2003. Since that time the club has raised about $46,000.
The University of Tasmania has kindly offered to support the UTAS Cricket Scholarship. The University Foundation has agreed to donate annually a matching contribution equal to the interest earned from the Scholarship Appeal Trust Fund (this would amount to an annual increase of about $3,500 not including other donations). This matching contribution will continue forever on the condition that we meet specific targets over the course of the next few years and ultimately reach $50,000 within 4 years.
We invite our current and former players and administrators, supporters who share the values of the UTAS Cricket Scholarship to donate to the appeal.
On 31st January 2008 former international cricketer David Boon presented the inaugural UTAS Cricket Scholarship to UTAS pharmacy student Alex Saunders at a ceremony held in the University Club on campus.
This was a monumental day in the history of the club and we are hopeful that the scholarship will become a perpetual scholarship. In fact, in time we would like to be able to offer two scholarships annually. In order to see this vision come to fruition the club requires further donations in order to meet the targets outlined by the University Foundation.
Donations to the scholarship appeal can still be made at any time. Donations are tax deductible and GST free. There are three basic levels of donation:
- Lion-hearted donor - $1,000
- Gold donor - $500
- Century Donor - $100
Please do not feel limited by the higher level of donation listed above. If your personal convictions and/or financial circumstances allow you to make a larger contribution your donation will be most gratefully received.
Cheques should be made payable to "University of Tasmania Foundation - UTAS Cricket Scholarship" and mailed to;
University of Tasmania Foundation
Private Bag 40
Hobart TAS 7001
Donations can also be made by credit card by filling in the form available at this link. Regardless of whether you make a donation by cheque or credit card please print out the form, fill it in and send it to the above address with your donation.
Please indicate in your correspondence which name you would like listed on the scholarship donor board. The name of an individual or a business name could be entered. If you would like to be recognised as an anonymous donor on all public listings of donations received then indicate this on the form as well.
Many former players, administrators and supporters of the club have donated generously to the UTAS Cricket Scholarship appeal. The current state of the Scholarship funds can be viewed on the scholarship donor board.
If you would like further information about this initiative please contact UTAS Cricket President Paul McNamara on 0408 770 703 or firstname.lastname@example.org.