The Don Perrin Environmental Bursary
Applications for the Don Perrin Environmental Bursary 2013 are now open!
Supporting locals studying our environment
Don Perrin is an icon of the Moreton Bay Region and instrumental in establishing the Redcliffe Botanic Gardens. This bursary has been established to honour his contribution to our community.
In the 1980’s Don moved to Redcliffe and began planting out the old cow paddock in Henzell Street, at that time the site of the Redcliffe Education Centre. The value of those plantings later provided a case for the area to be saved for future generations. Don has dedicated more than 20 years of his life to build and maintain the gardens and impart his knowledge to others.
This bursary aims to ensure there will be people like Don around long into the future to protect, preserve and rehabilitate our Moreton Bay natural landscape and marine environment.
About the bursary
The Moreton Bay Regional Council offers a Don Perrin Environmental Bursary of up to $2,000 to assist a resident in our region with their tertiary educational expenses. The Bursary is offered to a different graduating student each year to be put towards the cost of study for the first year.
The bursary consists of two payments of $1,000. The bursary may be offered to:
- a resident of the Moreton Bay Regional Council area,
- who has graduated from year 12 within the last two years,
- who has accepted an offer to study an environmental-based university degree commencing the year the bursary is offered.
Courses could include a Bachelor of Science, Marine Science, Environmental Management, Environmental Health, Environmental Education or similar.
Terms & conditions
- The bursary is principally for spending on educational purposes such as course fees, textbooks, course materials,college accommodation or similar.
- The duration of the Bursary is for one (1) year only.
- A payment of $1,000 will be provided near the start of the year to the successful applicant.
- A second and final payment of $1,000 will be provided to the Bursar on successful completion of the recipient’s first semester of study and demonstrated involvement in local events. The recipient is encouraged to participate in community educational activities to promote their studies and the Moreton Bay Region. An example may be speaking to the general public at a local World Environment Day event.
- The recipient will need to provide a copy of their university results (minimum pass in all subjects required) to demonstrate successful completion of their first semester of study to receive the second bursary payment.
- The Council retains sole discretion to make decisions in relation to the bursary.
How to apply
- Please read The Don Perrin Environmental Bursary flyer [PDF 1MB] for relevant selection criteria and further information on the bursary
- Please complete the Don Perrin Environmental bursary application form and return to council by Friday, 17 May 2013
- Contact council on (07) 3205 0555 if you have any questions
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