Three students from the Upper Spencer Gulf have received prestigious scholarships that will support them in their university studies.
The students, two from Port Augusta and one from Whyalla, excelled in their studies, canvas a variety of fields including nursing, engineering and health.
Phoebe Hunter, an 18-year-old who graduated from Caritas College, has received the inaugural Dr Elizabeth and Peter Moore scholarship which is presented to a student studying medicine while living at St Ann's College in Adelaide.
It's a new scholarship that Phoebe will receive while in her first year of studying Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Adelaide.
Phoebe said it was an honour to receive the scholarship, which will reduce the financial cost of relocating to Adelaide for her studies.
"It has allowed me to focus on settling into University study this semester without needing to immediately find a part-time job," she said.
"I have found the transition to University to be quite exciting....relocating to Adelaide has been the biggest challenge but it has been made easier having friends from home move with me.
"I am extremely grateful to Dr Rosemary and Peter Moore for funding the scholarship, and to St Ann's College for selecting me as its first recipient."
Meanwhile Port Augusta Secondary School graduate Arsheen Duggal received the Jacqueline Adele Jamieson Scholarship which is awarded to rural students studying in a medical or science field.
The recipient is based on academic performance, character, extramural activities and financial need.
Arsheen is studying Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Adelaide, and says she has been quite happy with the transition to university life.
"College has provided the comfort of home throughout this time, while university has allowed for independence in my studies, and the opportunity to meet many new people," she said.
Upon completion of her degree, Arsheen hopes to transfer into medicine and work as a doctor or some form of healthcare provider post-university.
Lastly Whyalla senior student Lachlan Coathupe, who is returning to university for his fourth year studying a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical) with Bachelor of Finance, received the Aileen Thompson Scholarship
Lachlan said it was "quite humbling" to be awarded the scholarship, which will allow him to focus on his studies while reducing the amount of work to afford college.
"St Ann's has been my home in Adelaide for 4 years now and I feel very grateful to have been awarded this scholarship," he said.
"I am hoping to enter to the mining and resources sector as a process engineer, preferably in regional South Australia, when I finish my studies in 2022."