The 2019 Steve Ashton Scholarship was awarded to Mr Emilio Fuscaldo, architect. who studied a Graduate Certificate of Business Administration at RMIT in 2020.

Emilio is a director of Nest Architects, an award winning practice established in 2006.

Previous Scholarships:

The first SASAP was awarded to Amelia Borg of Sibling Nation in 2017 who has undertaken an MBA at the University of Melbourne.

The Ashton Nixon Bequest Advisory Committee decided to award Amelia with the SASAP again in 2018 for the second year of her course.

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“This unique and generous program has provided me the opportunity to gain invaluable insights into the complex and multi-tiered nature of running a modern architecture business. Through my study I have gained a strong foundation of knowledge across all facets of business and the economy at large, and I have grown very much as a person.

I have been pleased to apply this knowledge directly to our growing architecture practice in real time. The Melbourne Business School MBA has enhanced my understanding of the contexts and aspirations of many of our clients who work in highly competitive and challenging business conditions.

The intensity and pressure of this study has forced me to develop my skills of analysis and acumen, it has challenged my comfort zone, and delivered new challenges to be met on a weekly basis.” – Amelia Borg