The Francis Regan legacy lives on

A charity which creates mentors for women in disadvantaged circumstances to achieve their career goals through education has become a reality thanks to the generous support of Flinders University staff.

By giving to the Francis Regan Scholarship, staff have enabled 2017 scholarship recipient Riana Cermak LLB/LP(Hons) ’17 to overcome her own financial challenges to pursue her Honours research on the intersection of business and human rights.

Her research was the catalyst for the charity called The Education Network – staff can learn more about Riana’s story on the news blog, Helping women to help themselves.

About the scholarship

The late Associate Professor Frances Regan (1954 – 2010), a Flinders alum and Legal Studies staff member was a passionate researcher into inequity within the legal system.

Through the generosity of family, friends and many colleagues, the Francis Regan Student Scholarship was established in his memory in 2011.

Each year this scholarship provides financial assistance to an Honours or Masters degree student undertaking a research or creative project with a focus on social justice.

Flinders University thanks all those staff who have supported this scholarship which is still making a difference today.

Staff who are interested in contributing to this or other scholarships are invited to contact Emily Drewniak on 820 17571 or via

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