The Don Perrin Environmental Bursary

Don Perrin Environmental Bursary  

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.

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.


  • 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

  1. The bursary is principally for spending on educational purposes such as course fees, textbooks, course materials,college accommodation or similar.
  2. The duration of the Bursary is for one (1) year only.
  3. A payment of $2,000 will be provided to the successful applicant.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. The Council retains sole discretion to make decisions in relation to the bursary.

How to apply

Applications for the Don Perrin Environmental Bursary 2014 are now open!  

  1. Please read The Don Perrin Environmental Bursary flyer [PDF 1MB] for relevant selection criteria and further information on the bursary.
  2. Please complete the Don Perrin Environmental bursary application form and return to council by close of business Friday 2 May 2014.
  3. Contact council on (07) 3205 0555 if you have any questions

The Selection Criteria

You must address the bursary selection criteria and provide information listed below:

  1. a copy of school results, prizes and/or awards,
  2. a statement of your career aspirations,
  3. details of involvement in local community, cultural and sporting events and volunteer work,
  4. an outline of how the bursary will be spent to help to achieve your goals,
  5. a copy of your offer of a University placement and of your acceptance into the course,
  6. two referees, one of which must be your most recent Principal, Head of School or Home Class teacher.

The following will be regarded favourably when ranking applicants:

  • Above average school results and achievements
  • An active role in the community
  • A clear outline of how the bursary money will be spent towards environmental education
  • A clear statement of realistic and obtainable aspirations that will benefit the applicant and the environment
  • Enthusiasm for undertaking environmental protection and study


All applicants will receive notification of council's decision in June 2014.

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