Kaye Scott

supporting talented young Australians

Rutherford Kaye Scott

Dr Rutherford Kaye Scott


clarus medicina, musica et munificentia

Distinguished Radiologist, accomplished musician and great benefactor

Dr Rutherford Kaye Scott played a most significant role in the planning for and establishment of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute. A consultant radiotherapist, he was a foundation member of the Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria, a member of the first committee of the Cancer Institute and its first Medical Director, a post he held until his retirement in 1954. In 1937, two members of the Cancer Council's Executive Committee, Professor Peter MacCallum and Dr Rutherford Kaye Scott, recommended research funding should be allocated to studies likely to improve existing treatments, especially radiotherapy and surgery. In 1977, Dr Kaye Scott, delivered the inaugural Peter MacCallum Lecture. This event became an annual address given by a distinguished public figure. He died in March 1991 at the age of 87.

Dr Kaye Scott’s service to Ormond College was recognised during his lifetime by the commissioning of a portrait, which now occupies a place of honor in the Kaye Scott Room at Ormond College.

Kaye Scott Instrumental Scholarships

Awarded each year by Ormond College to recognise and encourage outstanding musicians. The Kaye Scott Instrumental Scholars contribute significantly to the life of the college.

Kaye Scott Travelling Fellowships

Support talented young Australians to travel in order to improve their skills and gain international recognition of their achievements.

Ron Nagorcka

The Kaye Scott Travelling Fellowship was pleased to support the performance of This Beauteous Wicked Place a work symbolising the reconciliation of two cultures by composer Ron Nagorcka for harpsichord, didgeridoo and Australian bush sounds at the City of London Festival. Details of this performance, listen to a sample mp3 / Realaudio.

Melanie Duncan

Melanie Duncan blitzed the 1999 Mietta Song Recital Award, winning the Popular Choice award and the Musical Partnership with her accompanist Claire Cooper, in addition to the Award itself. ABC of American Art Song is her recital CD of 20th century American art song.

Melanie Duncan
Tower of Ormond College