Congratulations, Sam!

Samantha Dawson, a PhD student I’m co-supervising at UNSW, was recently awarded the fifth Peter Cullen Postgraduate Scholarship by the NSW Government.

Katrina Hodgkinson MP and Vicky Cullen present Sam with her award
Katrina Hodgkinson MP and Vicky Cullen present Sam with her award

Funded by NSW Government water agencies, the scholarship is in honour of the late Professor Peter Cullen AO FTSE, who contributed significantly to water policy and water management in Australia and NSW. Only one scholarship is awarded each year. It is worth $48,000 over three years, so will make a pretty significant contribution to Sam’s research.

The NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, and Vicky Cullen presented Sam with the award last week at a ceremony at NSW Parliament House in Sydney.

Well done, Sam. A fabulous achievement that is very well deserved.

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