Dr Sue Morey AM Scholarship Appeal

Celebrating the Difference Scholarships Make

In 1954, a young Sue Morey received a £500 scholarship to continue her Redlands journey through five years of Secondary School.

It was an invaluable means of support at a time when Sue’s father was unwell. Though Redlands’ educational offerings in the 1950s were modest—with no opportunity to study chemistry or physics—Sue was able to pursue her dream, beginning around age 7, to become a doctor, and then dedicating more than 50 years of extraordinary service to public health in Australia.

Sue Morey attended the School from Kindergarten and graduated as Dux of the Class of 1959 before going on to study Medicine at Sydney University and a Master’s Degree in Public Health at Harvard University. With over 50 years of service to community health, she has made an enormous contribution across metropolitan, regional and rural Australia and is perhaps best known for her dedicated leadership as Chief Health Officer for NSW from 1988 to 1994. In 1999 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia for her service to the development and promotion of improved public health services. 

For us, Sue’s story is a wonderful exemple of what our means-tested Scholarship Program is designed to provide: the opportunity for talented young people to benefit from a Redlands education, so they may fully let their light shine.

Means-tested scholarships also help nurture two of our most cherished qualities, diversity and inclusivity. Combined with the strong international representation in our community, this contributes to Redlands’ culture as a safe, highly respectful space, where individual differences are valued, and our children learn to be both influential and considerate global citizens.

Dr Sue Morey AM Scholarship

For these reasons, this year’s Scholarship Appeal celebrates the achievements of remarkable Redlander Dr Sue Morey AM, a woman who has contributed to all our lives, directly or indirectly. The means-tested scholarship named in her honour will be awarded to a commencing Year 7 2024 student for the duration of their Secondary School education.

Your support of this year’s Scholarship Appeal will help make this possible.

How You Can Make a Lasting Difference

We invite philanthropic support from our community for the development of this scholarship.

One-off Gift
Via our online payment gateway

A Pledge
Make a donation over several years. Please download the Scholarship Fund Contribution Form.

A Bequest
Leave a legacy to the School and recognise Redlands in your will. Please download the Bequest Form or contact us to design a plan tailored to your situation.

For any enquiries please contact Dana Casimaty, Director of Development, 02 9968 9858 or foundation@redlands.nsw.edu.au.

Hear from Members of our Redlands Community

 “Having a scholarship at Redlands meant a lot to me  I could become a part of the vibrant Redlands community, having so many opportunities to excel across academic studies, music, sport and extra curricular activities.” Sonia Kalcina, Alumnae 2015, Academic and Music Scholar, graduated from Oxford University UK with a Masters in Mathematics, 1st Class Honours and has joined Capital One UK in London as a Graduate Strategy Analyst. 
 

“I believe means-tested scholarships are important to ensure our vulnerable youth get the opportunity to attend a School that has so much to offer. I was fortunate enough to attend Redlands, it’s great to be able to support a student to have the same opportunity. Some of my best memories from Redlands was a great education with committed and supportive teachers and exposure to more than just an education. A Redlands education has helped in my life journey and career as it was a good grounding, reminder to take opportunities that present themselves.” Belinda Seaton, Alumnae 1974 and Philanthropist

 “I really value the education that I had at Redlands and I would like to feel that I have the opportunity to give other students and future generations, exactly the same opportunity I received at Redlands.” Tracy Mulligan, Alumnae 1975, past parent and staff member of Redlands School.

 

Redlands Foundation Scholarships

An endowment fund for a means-tested Scholarship was launched in 2010 by former Principal Dr Peter Lennox with the vision of providing opportunities for exceptionally talented students who will make a strong contribution to both Redlands and our society, as well as enhancing the diversity of our student body.

Redlands is dedicated to being a diverse and inclusive learning community.

Our goal is to award one means-tested Redlands Foundation Scholarship annually for the entire six years of a Redlands Secondary School education. Due to the generosity of the Redlands community, we currently have one Year 9 and one Year 7 student benefitting from the opportunities a Redlands education offers and one student has been awarded the Peter Lennox Scholarship, joining our Redlands learning community in Year 7 2022. The Belinda Oxley Scholarship will be awarded to a student commencing in Year 7 2023.  The 2022 Scholarship Appeal will be named after Dr Sue Morey AM (pictured below). The establishment of the Dr Sue Morey AM Scholarship honours and celebrates her outstanding contribution to community health across metropolitan, regional and rural Australia. 

Scholarships are made possible by generous donations from Redlands parents, staff, alumni and friends and provide a Redlands education opportunity to a student who may otherwise be unable to attend the School. Thank you for your consideration and support.