In consultation with the NAHSSS Reference Group and Kate's parents, SARRAH initiated an award (for Tasmanian scholars only) in memory of an undergraduate scholar from Tasmania, Kate Scanlon, who died in an overseas accident in 2011.
Kate, then 21, was studying physiotherapy at Monash University and had been receiving the NAHSSS Undergraduate scholarship since 2010. The inaugural Kate Scanlon Award for funding in 2013 was presented on 21 September 2012 at the 2012 SARRAH National Conference held in Launceston.
In 2016, eligible NAHSSS undergraduate scholarship recipients from Tasmania studying in an accredited/approved Australian undergraduate or entry level allied health course in 2016 were again invited to apply. SARRAH announced at the 2016 SARRAH Conference that Hui Yu Yao (Social Work) was selected as the 2016 recipient.
Hui was presented with her award at the 2016 SARRAH Conference held in Port Lincoln.
Left to right: Rod Wellington (SARRAH CEO)
and Hui Yu Yao (Kate Scanlon Award Winnter).