Jack Weise is giving back through The Weise Foundation Scholarship.
Law and Commerce graduate Jack Weise (BCom ’09, LLB/LP(GradEntry) ’13) is passionate about the transformative power of education.
With a global career in law that has taken him from Adelaide to Sydney and London, and now Singapore, 34-year-old Jack is keen to give back and help students at Flinders University through The Weise Foundation Scholarship.
‘One of my fundamental beliefs is in the power of education. If you have access to education it opens up so many opportunities and possibilities for your life,’ says Jack. ‘Education helps to bring people up and break socio-economic cycles.’
INSPIRED TO GIVE
Jack has been inspired by his late grandfather, George Moody, who was a pillar of the community in Mackay, Queensland.
‘He was involved in many different aspects of the local community and at one time was part of 35 different organisations. His immense contribution to others really caused me to examine what I am doing for the community and how I can help others.’
This year Jack created The Weise Foundation Scholarship at Flinders University. The scholarship will support students in their second or subsequent years of study who are in financial need, with a focus on supporting refugees, single parents, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
FOSTERING A DIVERSE SOCIETY
‘It’s admirable for any student to make it through the challenging first year of study at university, but quite often people from these groups face additional challenges and hurdles to make it through their degree. Reaching their second year of study demonstrates a strong commitment to their future.’
‘I believe in helping others and giving back where you can.’
Passionate about fostering a diverse society and creating an opportunity for a broader range of voices to be heard, Jack says, ‘Australia is becoming more and more diverse. We need different voices and opinions – from those with lived experience as a refugee, single parent or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander – to contribute to the discussion and offer their perspective.’
A GLOBAL CAREER
After a diverse career across three continents, Jack now works in Singapore as Senior Legal Counsel for an aircraft leasing company, where he drafts, negotiates and facilitates complex cross-border aircraft finance and leasing transactions.
‘All of the places I have lived have different cultures, clients and ways of life. It has been an interesting and exciting journey.’