Don McNair Scholarship in Plant Identification and Illustration
|Amount$1200||Number Available1||FacultyFaculty of Science and Information Technology|
|Donor||Dr Donald Livingstone McNair|
|Establishment||Don 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.
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:
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)
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 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.
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