The Don Perrin Environmental Bursary

Applications for the 2017 Don Perrin Environmental Bursary are now closed.

Don Perrin is an icon of the Moreton Bay region and was instrumental in establishing the Redcliffe Botanic Gardens. This study grant has been established to honour his contribution to our community.

About the study grant

Moreton Bay Regional Council offers the $2,000 study grant to assist a resident of our region with their tertiary education expenses during their first year of an environmentally-based university degree. 


The successful applicant will:

  • Reside in the Moreton Bay Regional Council area, and
  • Have graduated from year 12 within the last two (2) years, and
  • Have accepted an offer to study an environmental-based university degree commencing in 2017.

Selection Criteria

You must address the following selection criteria and provide the requested documentation: 

  • Academic merit - provide evidence of your academic results, which may include school reports, prizes and / or awards,
  • Assessment questions - completion of all assessment questions, answers are to be clear and concise, with correct spelling and grammar,
  • A minimum of one (1) written reference - can be from a representative of the applicant’s school or a community group the applicant is involved with, and
  • A copy of your offer of a university placement and of your acceptance into the course.

The following will be regarded favourably when assessing applicants:

  • Above average school results and achievements,
  • An active role in the community,
  • A clear outline of how the study grant money will be used to support your environmental studies, 
  • A clear statement of realistic and obtainable career aspirations that will benefit the applicant and the environment,
  • Enthusiasm for undertaking environmental protection and study, and
  • Use of correct spelling and grammar.

Terms & conditions

  1. The study grant is provided for educational purposes only, which may include course fees, textbooks, course materials, college accommodation or similar.
  2. The duration of the study grant is for one (1) year only. 
  3. A one-off payment of $2,000 will be provided to the successful applicant. 
  4. The successful applicant will be required to attend a community environmental activity in the Moreton Bay region in 2017. 
  5. Council retains sole discretion to make decisions in relation to the study grant. 

How to apply

Applications have now closed.

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