Nicholas Farrelly – 1999 scholarship winner
21 May 2019
- University Scholarship
The Snedden Hall & Gallop University Scholarship turns 21 this year! Since we first awarded the scholarships in 1999, we’ve helped almost 40 aspiring lawyers by providing financial assistance during the first three years of their university studies. Many scholarship winners have also been able to join our team, even if only for a short time.
To commemorate this significant birthday, we’re going through the archives to give you an update on where some of those young stars are now.
In this profile we find out more about one of our inaugural scholarship winners, Nicholas Farrelly.
Where is he now?
How did he get there?
Nicholas was a Daramalan College student when he was part of the first year of the Snedden Hall & Gallop University Scholarship. Nicholas graduated from the Australian National University in 2003 with first class honours and was awarded the University Medal in Asian Studies. His impressive academic achievements continued when he left Canberra for Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
Although Nicholas has a long list of career highlights, he is particularly proud of New Mandala, a prominent website in Southeast Asian studies, which he established with Professor Andrew Walker in 2006 and continues to lead as editor-in-chief.
In addition to his current role as Associate Dean, Nicholas has also served as Deputy Director of the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and as Director of the ANU Myanmar Research Centre.
What does Nicholas say about the scholarship?
Nicholas said he was ‘still deeply grateful for the support and endorsement offered by the team at Snedden, Hall & Gallop all those years ago‘ when he was ‘just starting out‘. He noted that ‘I never actually finished my law degree, but hope I have made good on some of the scholarship’s ambitions, especially when it comes to serving the Canberra community and making the most of opportunities as they come along‘. As the scholarship turns 21, Nicholas offers his ‘heartiest congratulations‘ to everyone who has made it a long-term success.