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Harry Perkins Memorial Scholarship

Applications Open: 6 Aug 2017
Application Close: 17 Nov 2017
Status: Open
Value: Up To $22,000

The Harry Perkins Memorial Scholarship has been developed by Curtin University to support students who are required to relocate from a regional or remote area to commence an undergraduate degree at Curtin University in 2018 who are from a low socio-economic background and are experiencing financial hardship.

The Scholarship recognises Harry Perkins, the Chancellor of Curtin University from 1996-2002. During that period, he played a key role in forging international and local business and government partnerships, including negotiations with the Sarawak Government to set up Curtin’s first offshore campus in Miri, East Malaysia. Harry Perkins’ 45-year career commenced in his birthplace of Bruce Rock in Western Australia as a farmer, and expanded to the boardroom of WA’s largest company, Wesfarmers, where he was chairman for 16 years. Harry also held many other key positions including, board positions with the Country Medical Foundation, Sir Charles Gardner Hospital and the WA Institute for Medical Research ( now known as Harry Perkins institute of medical research). He was appointed an Officer of Order of Australia for his service to primary industry, tertiary education and the community in 2001 and Curtin’s Council agreed to confer upon him the degree of Honorary Doctor of Technology in October 2002.

The Harry Perkins Memorial Scholarship will provide the following support for the expected duration of the recipient’s undergraduate degree (based on a full-time study load of 100 credits per semester):

A total value of up to:

  • $12,000 for a 3 year degree
  • $14,000 for a 3.5 year degree
  • $16,000 for a 4 year degree
  • $20,000 for a 5 year degree
  • $22,000 for a 5.5 year degree

Paid as a cash stipend of $2,000 per semester.  The amount can be used at the recipient’s discretion to contribute towards educational related expenses.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for a Harry Perkins Memorial Scholarship:

  • Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian or New Zealand citizen
  • Selected Curtin University as a first or second preference through TISC to undertake an undergraduate degree in 2018
  • Relocating from a regional and/or remote area to commence study
  • Financial hardship and low socio-economic status

This scholarship is deferrable for up to one year.

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