Richard Ball Academic Scholarship

Richard Ball (OW1974) was the third generation in his family to attend Wesley College. He was a Prefect in both Junior and Senior School, active in co-leading the PQS in his final year, co-editor of the Chronicle that year, played the French Horn in the orchestra and other ensembles, was admirable in his efforts in football and rowing, and notable in his service as a member of the football umpiring football squad, and as an athletics official. After graduation, Richard continued as an active contributor to the College, serving two terms as President of the OWCA and as Vice President of the Old Collegians Football Club.

In 2015, Richard was diagnosed with MND. One of his final gifts to the College was the establishment of the Richard Ball Scholarship, a means-tested academic scholarship awarded to a student wishing to attend the St Kilda Road Campus.

Richard’s generous gift to the Wesley College Foundation will enable the College to offer an academic scholarship at the St Kilda Road Campus from Year 7 to a student who fulfils the criteria.

Friends, family and classmates from 1974 were invited to consider contributing to this Scholarship so that other worthy students of excellent character may benefit from the same opportunities that Richard enjoyed.  Donations to this Scholarship may be made by visiting  the donation page.

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