2023 Joan Waugh Scholarship Winner - Alexandra Doubleday
The Tara Old Girls’ Association is proud to announce the recipient of the prestigious Joan Waugh Scholarship for 2023. This year's deserving awardee is Alexandra Doubleday, 2021 alumni of Tara.
The Joan Waugh Scholarship, valued at $5,000, is a testament to the enduring legacy of Mary Elizabeth (Joan) Waugh, who served as the Headmistress of Tara from 1897 to 1946. The scholarship's primary aim is to support, inspire, and encourage Tara Old Girls in their pursuit of further education, whether it be in the form of continued studies, research, or skills development. Recipients of this scholarship can use the funds to enhance their expertise in various fields, both within Australia and abroad.
Alexandra Doubleday is currently an undergraduate student at Macquarie University's Department of History and Archaeology.
Alexandra stands out as one of two students from Macquarie University who have received a special invitation to participate in an upcoming field season at Luxor, Egypt. Her unique role in this expedition will be to leverage her exceptional archaeological drawing skills, contributing to the documentation and recording of discoveries within the Theban Tomb project, a project of historical and archaeological significance.
The Joan Waugh Scholarship will play a pivotal role in enabling Alexandra to embark on this incredible journey. The funds from the scholarship will be utilised to cover the costs associated with her expedition, including flights, accommodation, and, most importantly, the essential drawing equipment required for her archaeological work in Luxor.
Alexandra's commitment to preserving history through her drawing skills is not only commendable but also a reflection of the values and ethos instilled in her during her time at Tara.