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Dalton Fogarty and Cecilia Kent (Ramsay Centre)

Two Catholics are among 31 young Australians selected to join the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation’s 2023 scholarship program to undertake postgraduate study overseas. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Dalton Fogarty, 30, is an ex-banker turned business strategist with a passion for helping others in developing countries. He earned a $90,000 scholarship from the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation to study a Master of Business Administration at Harvard University.

Mr Fogarty, a Knight of Malta, holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney and intends to use learnings from his degree to help further create social venture enterprises to make it less risky for people to invest in poorer countries.

“Being awarded this scholarship is like a dream come true. Going to Harvard is incredibly expensive and the Ramsay Scholarship will cover the full cost of my two-year course while allowing me to help those in need at the same time,” he said.

“Through my volunteering in a Timor-Leste medical clinic, and as executive director of a Timor-Leste newborn nutrition outreach program in pilot phase, I have seen first-hand the need that exists in a country right on our doorstep.

“So many of these problems are easily fixed and some of this work I am looking at undertaking will have such a huge impact on their lives.”

Campion College student Cecilia Kent will study a Master of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, focusing on classical and traditional principles of design.

“Following this degree, I hope to return to Australia and practice architecture following enduring principles of architectural and urban design in order to build beautiful, durable, and sustainable homes and neighbourhoods.”


Two Catholics win prized Ramsay scholarships (By Debbie Cramsie, The Catholic Weekly)