We are all deeply saddened by the passing of Philip Koumides, CEO of Academia. Philip after 18 years of operating Registered Training Organisations for others, established Academia in partnership with Mel Koumides. Philip’s experience, managerial ability and a constant source of ideas has enabled Academia to attain the reputation it has today in the Australian Education Sector. He will be missed.
One key focus for Philip was to build a strong management team, collegiate and operational systems to allow Academia to operate with or without its founders. Academia will continue to deliver quality tuition to launch our graduates on new and life enriching careers.
In memory of Philip, the Philip Koumides Scholarship is established to support students who demonstrate the values that Philip exemplified in life. This scholarship applies for all 2 year enrolments offered at Academia where students completing their 1st year will be assessed for:
Note: a balance of all three values above will be considered in determining the scholarship winner. Academic Excellence alone (although important) is not the key determinant for attaining a scholarship.
A student will be selected from each discipline and financially supported in the following manner
Academia congratulates the following students who have been awarded the Philip Koumides Scholarship to date in demonstrating and living the attributes of Academia's co-founder: Academic Progress, Generosity and Willingness to help others.