The family and friends of Leo Cooper-White, together with the UTAS Foundation, are seeking support for the Leo Cooper-White Memorial Scholarship Appeal which will establish a scholarship at the University of Tasmania’s School of Visual and Performing Arts (SVPA).
Leo was a third year student at the University of Tasmania, School of Visual and Performing Arts (SVPA). He loved to play chess, and hooked many fellow students on this king of strategic games. Leo also excelled in archery, travelling to Turkey for the World Youth Championships in 2007 and gaining 35th in world rankings for that year.
Leo’s pursuits expanded his horizons beyond his childhood in Launceston to endless possibilities in Tasmania and on the stages of the world.
Leo found his passion for the performing arts late in high school. Studying at the SVPA brought Leo into contact with new and exciting influences and areas of the performing arts. During the course of his university studies, Leo’s interest in physical theatre grew, expanding his skills and confidence.
On 18 March 2011, Leo’s life was cut short in a tragic accident.
With your help we want to ensure that Leo’s passion for life lives on.
In the months since Leo’s death, there have been many memorials, tributes and remembrances. Leo’s family and the SVPA are seeking to remember Leo and his contribution to the school by establishing a scholarship in Leo’s name.
By donating to this Appeal, you will be supporting the establishment of the first scholarship dedicated to students studying performing arts at the UTAS School of Visual and Performing Arts. We are aiming to raise a minimum total of $60,000 to endow a $2,000 annual scholarship in Leo’s name. The UTAS Foundation has agreed to match all funds raised up to $30,000, dollar-for-dollar, which will effectively double your gift. You can donate online, phone 03 6226 1920 or print a donation form and return to the UTAS Foundation address provided.
We thank you in advance for your support.
Authorised by the Director of Advancement
8 December, 2011