Tina Offler and John Patrick Plant Science Honours Scholarship

Amount$1000Number Available1FacultyFaculty of Science and Information Technology
DonorTina Offler and John Patrick

This scholarship was established by Tina Offler and John Patrick using funds in lieu of gifts on their retirement from the University of Newcastle in 2007. The intention of the scholarship is to promote the study of functional plant sciences at the University of Newcastle. Specifically this will be achieved by supporting a high achieving student enrolled in an Honours program under the supervision of a Plant Science Group academic located in the Discipline of Biological Sciences, School of Environmental Sciences.

Applicable to: Honours, Science, Biotechnology, Environmental Science and Management, Plant Science, High Achievers.


To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Honours), Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) or Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management (Honours) program and undertaking their Honours in Plant Science
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Be a Permanent Resident
Required Documentation

If documentation is not provided your application will not be processed. Please have all required documents available for upload as PDF, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, or JPG files prior to completing the online application process.

  • A written statement outlining the significance of the your honours project and vision of your career development

One (1) scholarship of $1000 will be offered annually and paid after Semester 1 census date.


Selection of the Scholar will be on the basis of:

* academic merit including a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 6.0

* assessment of required written statement

* discussion of the applicant's honours project and vision of their career development as outlined in the statement, at the interview

* performance at interview

preference will be given to students pursuing a project in functional plant science

  • Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Contact Details


Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

Phone: +61 2 4921 5000
Fax: +61 2 4921 5759
Email: scholarships@newcastle.edu.au