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Bush Children's Education Foundation - Dr Peter Pockley Memorial Scholarship

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 Provider Name:  Charles Sturt University

 Scholarship Name:  Bush Children's Education Foundation - Dr Peter Pockley Memorial Scholarship

 Description:  A pioneer of science journalism in Australia, Dr Peter Pockley was a scholarship boy right through his schooling & tertiary studies at Geelong Grammar, University of Melbourne and at Balliol College Oxford University. He taught in England and at the University of Sydney before being appointed first Head of the Science Unit of the ABC, becoming the voice of science broadcasting including the landing on the moon. Peter later set up the Public Affairs Department at the University of New South Wales & the Centre for Science Communication at UTS. He was a prolific writer for the worldwide press and electronic media. In 2010 he was awarded the Academy Medal of the Australian Academy of Science from the Governor-General. In a sense he was the People's Scientist translating complex issues into everyday language. He recognised the struggles of students and was a long standing donor to the Bush Children's Education Foundation until his death in 2013. It is a privilege for the Bush Children's Education Foundation of NSW to offer this Science based scholarship in memory of this outstanding Australian.

 Study Level:  Bachelor Degree (Pass)

 Study Fields:  Agriculture & Natural Resources, Dental Studies, Medicine, Sciences

 Subjects:  Agricultural science, Animal science, Dental science, Medical radiation science, Medical science, Veterinary biology, Veterinary science

 Support Type:  Equity Scholarship

 Offer Frequency:  Annual

 Annual Amount:  $3,000

 Annual Comment:  The scholarship is valued at $3,000 per year for 3 years.

 Length:  3 year(s)

 Gender:  Co-Ed

 Eligibility:  Applicants must be enrolled in the first year of the Bachelor of Veterinary Science / Bachelor of Veterinary Biology, Bachelor of Animal Science, Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Bachelor of Dental Science, Bachelor of Medical Science, Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science. Applicants must: be from a remote/isolated area of NSW; be experiencing financial hardship; be studying for a career that could be applied to a rural context; have a strong empathy with the bush community; and submit a 250 word essay. Preference may be given to applicants who were in receipt of the Federal Government's AIC Allowance (supporting documentation to be provided). Preference will also be given to students studying at Bathurst, Dubbo or Orange.

 Target Group:  Rural and isolated area resident

 Study Location:  Australia - NSW: Central West NSW: North Coast NSW: Riverina

 Closing Date:  Early February

Scholarship Contact Details

 Contact Department:  University Advancement Unit

 Contact Phone:  61 2 63384834

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Provider Details

 Provider Name:  Charles Sturt University

 Provider Phone:  61 2 63384834

 Provider Fax:  61 2 63384834

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