Sunshine Coast Daily Kathleen McArthur Memorial Scholarship

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Sunshine Coast Daily Kathleen McArthur Memorial Scholarship


Semester 1, 2020 applications are now open and will close on 30 November 2019.
Selections will be held in January/February with all applicants being notified of the outcome of their application by Friday 28 February 2020.

School leavers who are commencing full-time study with an interest in the environment

The Sunshine Coast Daily Kathleen McArthur Memorial Scholarship was first established in 2003.

This scholarship is to honour the memory of Kathleen McArthur, conservationist, author, educator, activist and a founder of the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland in 1962.

Kathleen McArthur worked hard to preserve the area now known as Cooloola National Park. She was named the Sunshine Coast Daily Citizen of the Century in 2002.

The intent of this scholarship is to encourage and support a student with an active interest in the environment.

The scholarship is paid in instalments each semester (A$1,500 in first year; A$1,000 in second and third year). Scholarship payments will be made approximately three weeks after Census Date of the relevant Semester, once enrolment has been confirmed.

Previous recipients

2003 — Holli-Renee Halvorsen, Caloundra State High School

2004 — Peter Yates, Immanuel Lutheran College

2005 — Floyd McBain, Burnside State High School

2006 — Sarah Simpson, St John’s College

2007 — Charma Minter, Burnside State High School

2008 — Amy Strauss, Kawana Waters State College

2009 — Emma Murphy, Coolum State High School

2010 — Elly Anderson, Maroochydore State High School

2011 — Tori Taylor, Urangan State High School

2012 — Delia Evans, Nambour State High School

2013 — Jessica Rynne, Murgon State High School

2014 — Emily Hick, Unity College

2015 — Jasmin Petersen, Maroochydore State High School

2016 — Clare Shaw, Unity College Caloundra

2017 — Jessica Hickey, St John's College Nambour

2018 — April Sweet, Caloundra State High School

2019 — Alannah Carroll, Caloundra State High School

  • commencing full-time in first undergraduate program in the year immediately following graduation from secondary school
  • graduating from a high school in the Moreton, Somerset, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Gympie, South Burnett or Fraser Coast Council local government areas
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
Selection criteria
  • high academic achievement
  • demonstrated interest in and commitment to the environment
  • financial need
Eligible programs
All programs
Number available
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