Applications for Semester 1 2023 scholarships are now open.
Applicants will be advised the outcome of their application by close of business on Tuesday 28 February 2023.
School leavers who are commencing full-time study in the Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) 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 in Semester 1 of each year (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.
Please Note: This scholarship or bursary is offered on a yearly basis through funds provided by an external donor. If funding is not available in any given year, the scholarship or bursary will not be awarded.
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, Caloundra
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
2020 — Eboni Sydes, Unity College, Caloundra
2021 — Montanna Adamko, Sunshine Beach State High School
2022 - Sienna Bell, Chancellor State College
- commencing full-time in the Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)
- graduating from a high school in Sunshine Coast or Noosa 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
- demonstrated interest in journalism and stated commitment to participate in work placement activities and other opportunities presented by the Sunshine Coast Daily*
*Subject to meeting the requirements of Sunshine Coast Daily, mentoring and work placement opportunities may be negotiated on mutually agreeable terms directly between the recipient and Sunshine Coast Daily.
- Eligible programs
- Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)
- Number available