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Annual Scholarships Campaign 2015: Profiles



Lincoln University Alumni Association Scholarships


Global Challenges Scholarship

Megan Outram received the scholarship in 2013.

"Receiving the LUAA Scholarship allowed me to focus solely on my academic studies. This resulted in me obtaining the highest achievement possible for my Honours year (First Class), as well as publishing a first author paper and attending and speaking at a conference. Since graduating from Lincoln University I was offered, and have taken, a PhD in plant pathology of wheat at the University of Queensland. As a result of my Honours and Undergraduate degrees I was awarded an Australian Postgraduate award giving me financial support for my entire PhD.

Lincoln University was not only a friendly and enjoyable place to study – it allowed me to be mentored by experts in different fields who were also genuinely interested in my academic career, and in me as a person.I don’t believe I would be in the position I am today, working towards my dream of contributing to various world issues and obtaining a postdoctoral position to building an academic career without Lincoln. I am very thankful for the opportunity I was given through the LUAA Scholarship.”


Braydon Schroder received the scholarship in 2015.

“Receiving the Lincoln University Global Challenges Scholarship, and being part of a team of scholars also on the programme, has really opened my eyes to our world’s situation and what our future could hold if we are not careful. The biggest impact of this scholarship however is how it has led me to strive to make a difference, and to educate our generation on the ways we can solve the challenges so it is the place we want it to be for future generations to come.

On completion of my studies I aspire to be a dairy consultant/nutritionist, and want to help countries around the world improve their farming systems so they increase their food production and assist with feeding our ever growing global population – one 
of our major global challenges.”

For more information on the Global Challenges Programme please visit