U21 Australian Rowing Team member and Bachelor of Biomedicine student Fraser Miscamble has been awarded the University of Melbourne’s second Jopling Family Rowing Scholarship.
The scholarship is Australia’s preeminent university rowing scholarship, providing an annual financial award of $25,000 and in-kind service support from the University’s Elite Athlete Program for up to three years.
Miscamble, a special invitee to Australian Senior Rowing Team Trials in December 2020 and member of this year’s Australian Under 21 team, is a current member of the Melbourne University Boat Club. He has excelled at International, Australian and Victorian Championships in recent years, most recently winning gold medals in the U21 Coxed Four and Interstate Youth Eight events at the Australian Championships in Tasmania.
“I feel honoured to receive the Jopling Family Rowing Scholarship,” he explained this week.
“The scholarship will have a profound impact on both my academic and rowing endeavours at the University of Melbourne. I am very grateful and would like to sincerely thank the Jopling Family.”
The scholarship has been made possible by Peter Jopling AM QC, who graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne in 1976. He created the scholarship to honour his late father’s two greatest passions – education and rowing.
Mr. Jopling has had extensive involvement with the University, including as Governor of the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Chairman of the Ian Potter Museum of Art, as a board member of the Victorian College of the Arts Foundation and most recently via his appointment as Chair of the Humanities Foundation at the University of Melbourne. In 2014, he was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the law in Victoria and to the community.