30 September; Brendan Parnell
It's been a whirlwind first four years for elite student-athlete Shawn Ingle at the University of Melbourne.
Since arriving from Johannesburg in 2017, he has completed his Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honours, and this year commenced his Master of Engineering studies. And it's those Engineering studies, along with his leadership and communication skills, that have earned him the Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship.
The scholarship recognises outstanding coursework students commencing the Master of Engineering in an automotive-related major and in 2020 will support outstanding engineering students at ten premiere partner universities around the globe – one scholarship winner per school.
Ingle, who is the captain of Melbourne University Rugby Club's first team, an integral part of the University's Elite Student-Athlete Program and a board member at Melbourne University Sport, is currently enjoying a stint playing for the Newcastle Wildfires in the New South Wales Rugby Union's Shute Shield competition.
He was typically modest when asked about the award and what it means for him.
"The support is truly appreciated and I've been very fortunate to have had such wonderful academic, sporting and social opportunities in my time at Melbourne."
Shawn's commitments in Newcastle conclude on the 10 October and he will back in Melbourne shortly after that to complete his academic year.