Endeavour Award

Young Haleians’ Endeavour Award

The  Young  Haleians’  Endeavour  Award  is  a  unique  opportunity  for  a  member  of  the  Young  Haleian  community  to  be  nominated  (or  self-nominate)  for  an  award  that  provides  financial  support  up  to  the  value  of  five  thousand  dollars.  This  financial  support  is  designed  to  enable  Young  Haleians  to  pursue  their  future  goals  -  no  matter  their  field  of  pursuit.  

Every  Young  Haleian  has  the  opportunity  to  strive  towards  a  goal  with  purpose,  and  the  Young  Haleians’  Award  is  designed  to  provide  the  support  needed  to  do  so.  The  criteria  for  the  award  are  outlined  as  follows:  
  • To  be  awarded  to  a  Young  Haleian  under  the  age  of  30  who  has  established  commitment  towards  and  achieved  (or  is  significantly  advanced  towards  achieving)  success  in  his  chosen  field  of  endeavour.    
  • He  must  be  able  to  demonstrate  noteworthy  accomplishments  within  this  field  and  have  strategies  in  place  to  further  progress  towards  a  significant  goal  while  reflecting  the  values  of  Hale  School.    
If  you  would  like  to  nominate  a  Young  Haleian  or  yourself  for  the  award,  written  applications  can  be  submitted  and  will  be  judged  by  the  YH  sub-committee  with  awards  being  granted  accordingly.  All  submissions  are  to be made  by via the website  and  you  have  the  option  to  remain  completely  anonymous  in  the  process.    
 
 

The  inaugural  winner  of  the  Young  Haleians’  Endeavour  Award  was  Connor  Delves  (2008-2013).  

Connor  threw  himself  into  his  studies  and  immersed  himself  in  all  that  Hale  had  to  offer  during  his  time  as  a  student.  He  gained  Symbols  for  music  (Choir  and  Ensemble),  Service  Learning,  Drama,  Football,  Athletics  and  Academic  achievement,  as  well  as  Colours  for  Academics  and  Colours  and  Honours  for  his  real  passion,  Drama.  Naturally  enough  it  was  Drama  that  captured  his  full  attention  and  Connor  took  himself  off  to  New  York,  straight  from  school,  to  begin  full-time  study.  At  the  end  of  his  first  two  years,  Connor  was  one  of  just  16  young  actors  from  around  the  world  to  be  invited  to  join  the  2016/17  Academy  Company.  His  commitment  at  the  Academy  during  this  time  was  rewarded  with  a  US  $20,000  scholarship.  He  was  still  left  way  short  of  the  actual  cost  of  his  year’s  fees,  however,  as  his  visa  status  did  not  allow  him  to  work  outside  the  Academy.  It  was  at  this  point  that  Connor  approached  the  OHA  for  assistance.  Part  of  his  proposal  said, I would  like  to  think  that  my  achievements  in  the  US  to  date  match  that  of  mine  back  home  in  Australia.͟ The  OHA  agreed  that  they  absolutely  did  and  was  delighted  to  be  in  a  position  to  offer  some  assistance.  All  of  this  was  happening  in  tandem  with  the  development  of  the  Young  Haleians’  group  and  the  OHA  supported  Connor  knowing  that  he  would  qualify  for  the  Endeavour  Award.  

He  strongly  believes  that  making  one’s  own  work  is  the  key  to  success:  a  value  taught  to  him  at  Hale  and  one  that  has  stood  him  in  good  stead  so  far  in  his  career.

"The  support  Hale  and  the  OHA  have  provided  me  has  allowed  me  to  really  focus  on  this  dream  and  bring  it  closer  –  within  reach.  I’m  seeing  the  results,  but  I  am  determined  to  go  further  and  reach  as  high  as  possible.  I’m  meeting  and  working  with  amazing  people  and  that  is  all  I  can  really  ask  for  right  now.  It’s  an  extraordinary  time!"