Deadline: December 5, 2011
The Harry Perkins Memorial Scholarship is for students from a regional or remote area who are intending to undertake their first undergraduate degree at Curtin University in 2011 and can demonstrate financial hardship.
The Scholarship recognises Harry Perkins, the Chancellor of Curtin University of Technology 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 Gairdner Hospital and the WA Institute for 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.
#Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be considered for a Harry Perkins Memorial Scholarship:Be from a regional and/or remote area
# Have selected Curtin University as a first preference through TISC to undertake an Undergraduate Degree
# Be undertaking the first semester of their first undergraduate degree at Curtin University in Semester 1, 2012
# Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or the holder of an Australian Permanent Humanitarian or Permanent Resident visa
# Be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported place
Nationality: Australian Citizen
Australian Permanent Resident
New Zealand Citizen
Permanent Humanitarian Visa
#The Scholarship(s) will be awarded by a Selection Panel using the following criteria:Demonstrated financial hardship
# Responses to questions in application
# Receipt of an offer of a place into an Undergraduate Degree at Curtin University in 2012.
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