John Casley-Smith Scholarship


John Casley-Smith Scholarship

In 2023, the John Casley-Smith Scholarship was established in honour of the first Scotch graduate to receive a Rhodes Scholarship.

Dr John Royle Casley-Smith attended Scotch College from 1942 to 1951, where he graduated as Dux of the College. Casley-Smith went on to study Medicine at the University of Adelaide before attending Oxford University as a 1958 Rhodes Scholar.

Similar to the criteria for the Rhodes Scholarship program, where candidates are selected on the basis of outstanding intellect, character, leadership and commitment to service, the John Casley-Smith Scholarship will provide 100% fee remission for a student entering in Year 10 in 2024 for a three-year period.

  • Applications for the John Casley-Smith Scholarship (commencing in 2024) are now closed.

Applications can be submitted via the link on this page. Selection for the scholarship recipient is based on a combination of criteria including financial need, sound academic results, participation in co-curricular activities, leadership potential and character, commitment to service within current school or wider community, and potentiality and propensity for growth. The scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding student who would be unable to attend Scotch College without financial support. As such, this scholarship will be means tested as part of the interview/scholarship process.

The John Casley-Smith Scholarship was established through the proceeds of One Table 2023 thanks to the generous spirit of our community. To create a need-based scholarship for a student is testament to our community’s commitment to the College’s broader educational aspirations.

The John Casley-Smith scholarship includes:

  • Remission of 100% of tuition fees
  • 100% remission of application and enrolment fees normally payable once a formal offer of admission to Scotch College has been made (value of $3250)
  • School uniform (approx. $1500)
  • Books and stationery (approx. $500)
  • MacBook, required by all students (up to $2,500)

Families will be expected to pay all other costs including:

  • Transport to and from school
  • Recess and lunch
  • Optional music tuition and hire of instrument
  • Optional rowing tuition and rowing camp costs
  • Optional participation in the College annual musical
Dr John Royle Casley-Smith (’51)

Dr John Royle Casley-Smith (’51)
(15/02/1935 – 19/06/1997)

The legacy of Dr John and Judith Casley-Smith lives on through the work of Casley-Smith International, a non-profit organisation which represents an international group of certified Casley-Smith instructors in the Modern Treatment for Lymphoedema.

Dr John Royle Casley-Smith attended Scotch College from 1942 to 1951, where he graduated as Dux of the College. Casley-Smith went on to study Medicine at the University of Adelaide before attending Oxford University as a 1958 Rhodes Scholar, where he was Lord Florey’s last DPhil student.

Upon his return to Australia in the early 1960s, he established the first electron microscope unit at the University of Adelaide, which he ran until 1994.

He was a pioneer in elucidating the structure and function of the lymphatic system in health and disease.

Casley-Smith served the University of Adelaide as a member of Council from 1969-1976. He was a member of the Standing Committee of the Senate, the Education Committee and many other Committees and Faculty Boards. He was a member of St Mark’s College Council from 1972-1982.

Casley-Smith was a founding member of the International Society of Lymphology, President of the Society, Associate Editor of the journal of Lymphology and was Founding Chairman and Honorary Secretary of the Lymphoedema Association of Australia.

He was Honorary Professor at four universities and an Honorary Fellow of ten foreign and international Societies.

Casley-Smith passed away on 19 June 1997 and was survived by his wife Judith who along with her husband was a Lymphoedema pioneer and developed the Casley-Smith method for the treatment of lymphoedema.

Scholarship Requirements and Expectations

Scotch College Adelaide values quality applicants who show outstanding personal values, leadership potential, cultural awareness, moral integrity, service, high achievement, social and emotional intelligence, a global perspective and what they may contribute to the College. All scholarship holders must meet a number of agreed expectations if they are to continue to receive the award.

Scholarship holders are role models and ambassadors of the College, demonstrating high standards of behaviour, manners, and dress at all times. Their behaviour must be good and set a positive example to the rest of the College; in particular those younger than themselves. For more details about the expectations of the John Casley-Smith Scholarship recipient, please review this document prior to application.

Director of Admissions
Carrie Cousar

08 8274 4209