Don McNair Scholarship in Plant Identification and Illustration

Amount$1200Number Available1FacultyFaculty of Science and Information Technology
DonorDr Donald Livingstone McNair
EstablishmentDon McNair has established this Honours Scholarship within the Faculty of Science and Information Technology to encourage study of all aspects of Australian Native Plants within the disciplines of Environmental Science and Natural History Illustration. It is to promote the importance of Australian Plants and through ecologically-based projects using either classical or molecular plant identification methods or through projects focused on plant illustration.

Don has donated a Research Herbarium to the University and wishes that it be used by participants of Plant Environmental Sciences and Plant Illustration as an essential part of these scholarships.

Applicable to: Honours, Science, Environmental Science, Natural History Illustration, Australian Native Plants, high achievers.

Eligibility

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

  • Be enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Biological Sciences or Sustainable Resource Management major), Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management (Honours) or Bachelor of Natural History Illustration (Honours) program
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.

Provide a written statement outlining applicants honours project and its relevance to scholarship requirements and career aspirations

Provide a portfolio for Natural History Illustration (if commencing from a program other than the Bachelor of Natural History Illustration program)

Benefit

One scholarship valued at $1200 to be awarded each year. Students undertaking either an ecologically-based project involving some plant identification or a plant illustration project can apply. The scholarship will be awarded on merit each year preferably, but not necessarily, alternating between the two disciplines.

Selection

Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of:

* Academic merit

* A written statement outlining applicants honours project and its relevance to scholarship requirements and career aspirations

* Portfolio for Natural History Illustration (if commencing from a program other than the Bachelor of Natural History Illustration program)

* Project requiring the collection and identification of Australian Flora Specimens to be prepared in accordance with Herbarium specifications and lodged in the Herbarium at the completion of Honours project.

Faculty
  • Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Contact Details

SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICER

Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive
CALLAGHAN NSW 2308

Phone: +61 2 4921 6404 or +61 2 4921 8849
Fax: +61 2 4921 6937
Email: scholarships@newcastle.edu.au