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Scholarship Details

 Provider Name:  Curtin University

 Scholarship Name:  David E Williams Analytical Reference Laboratory Scholarship

 Description:  The scholarship has been developed in honour of the memory of David Williams to support and encourage rural students in financial need to study chemistry. David was born and raised in Bunbury in South West Western Australia. At age 17, out of necessity to pursue a tertiary education, David relocated alone to Perth to study chemistry at Western Australian Institute of Technology (now Curtin University). During this time he faced many challenges, however managed to graduate with Honours in Chemistry and a Graduate Diploma in Business and Administration. David was also offered the opportunity to complete a PhD however declined in order to join the workforce. David had a long and successful career, involving setting up and building the ARL which is the only privately owned Western Australian Analytical Environmental Laboratory of any size today in existence. Sadly, David passed away in 2011 after a long and harsh illness but his wisdom and achievements and contributions to science have been significant. Philosophy Students who are forced to move away from home in order to gain a university education are significantly disadvantaged. Financial assistance may aid future scientists to study and excel without having undue concerns of the financial burdens associated with the costs of living in Perth.

 Study Level:  Bachelor Degree (Pass)

 Study Fields:  Sciences

 Subjects:  Chemistry

 Support Type:  Equity Scholarship, Scholarship

 Offer Frequency:  Annual

 Annual Amount:  $3,000

 Annual Comment:  The scholarship will provide a cash payment totalling $6,000 over the course of 2 years for 2nd year recipients or 3 years for 1st year recipients. Payments will be made in the following instalments: $500 per semester in the 1st year of study (only applicable for recipients in their first year of study); $1,000 per semester in 2nd year of study (or $1,500 per semester for students who receive the scholarship in their 2nd year); and $1,500 per semester in the 3rd year of study. The scholarship also offers: $250 bookshop voucher each year for the first 2 years of the scholarship and possible paid vacation work experience. The cash stipend may be used at the recipient's discretion to contribute towards payment of their course fees, or for other education-related expenses such as text books and/or general living expenses.

 Length:  2 year(s)

 Gender:  Co-Ed

 Eligibility:  Applicants must: be Australian or New Zealand citizens, Australian permanent residents or permanent humanitarian visa holders; be enrolled in the 1st or 2nd year of a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry); have a minimum CWA of 60; be able to demonstrate financial need; be from a rural or remote area; not to be in receipt of any other industry sponsored scholarship; and be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported place at Curtin University.

 Target Group:  Educational disadvantage, Rural and isolated area resident

 Study Location:  Australia - WA: Perth Metropolitan

 Closing Date:  Mid March

 Other Details:  This scholarship will be awarded provided there are applicants considered to be of sufficient merit and need. The panel for the scholarship reserves the right not to award the scholarships in any one year if no suitable applicant(s) are found.

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Scholarship Contact Details

 Contact Department:  Coursework Scholarships Office

 Contact Phone:  61 8 92662992

 Contact Email:

 Contact Postal Address:  GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845 Australia

Provider Details

 Provider Name:  Curtin University

 Provider Phone:  61 8 92663399

 Provider Fax:  61 8 92664108

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