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Jenny Liney Scholarship

The scholarship recognises the contribution of Jenny Liney OAM to the development and maintenance of the Wallace Herbarium housed at the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden. Jenny’s role as voluntary coordinator of the herbarium over a period of many years has ensured the herbarium continues as an important scientific collection of specimen plants from the Eurobodalla region.

The annual scholarship of up to $5000 supports students from the Eurobodalla Shire who commence or are continuing tertiary studies in a field related to the natural sciences such as botany, horticulture, conservation or environmental studies.

The scholarship is funded by Friends of the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden through donations and fund-raising activities.

Recipients will be encouraged to maintain a relationship with the Botanic Garden through sharing their learning with the Friends and staff of the Garden as appropriate.

Applications

Applications for the 2023 scholarship will close on Friday 23 September 2022.

Duration of the scholarship

The scholarship is awarded on an annual basis for a period of one year. Recipients of the scholarship are eligible to apply for the scholarship in subsequent years provided they are continuing studies in a relevant discipline at tertiary level.

At the discretion of the Selection Committee a number of partial scholarships may be awarded. Where no suitable candidates apply the Committee may decide not to grant a scholarship in any particular year.

Eligibility

  • A student commencing or continuing a post-secondary qualification in a field of the natural sciences.
  • Resident of Eurobodalla Shire at some time within the previous five years.
  • A commitment to environmental conservation, research, or environmental education objectives.
  • Demonstrated academic success at secondary school (for commencing students) and successful progress within study program (for continuing or higher-level students).

In the event that a scholarship awardee fails to commence their studies after being awarded a scholarship, the scholarship will be forfeited.

Payment process

The scholarship will be payable in three amounts. ($2000, $2000 and $1000). The first payment is subject to confirmation of enrolment. The second payment will be subject to successful completion of the first semester of study and provision of an initial report. The final payment will be subject to the successful completion of the second semester of study. Payments will be made directly to a nominated bank account.

Selection of successful scholarship awardee/s

A Scholarship Committee of the Friends of the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden will assess applications and determine the successful scholarship awardee/s.

Shortlisted candidates for a scholarship will be interviewed by the selection committee in early November.

Privacy

All applications will be administered in accordance with privacy legislation. No information provided by applicants will be used for a purpose other than the assessment of the application for a scholarship or for administration of the scholarship. Applications will be destroyed following the selection process.

Reporting back

Scholarship recipients will be encouraged to maintain a relationship with the Botanic Garden through sharing their learning with the Friends and staff of the Garden

Recipients will be required to provide two reports to the Friends Committee. The first will be after the first semester, before the second payment is made, and the second report  on completion of the scholarship year.

These reports can be in a format of the recipient's choosing: written, oral or audio-visual and may include delivery at a Friends committee meeting in person or electronically, as best meets the  recipient's circumstances.

Enquiries

Enquiries regarding the scholarship including the selection process should be directed to the Secretary, Friends of Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden:

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