Dr Leon Wescombe Honours Scholarship in Cystic Fibrosis

Scholarship Details

 Provider Name:  University of Tasmania

 Scholarship Name:  Dr Leon Wescombe Honours Scholarship in Cystic Fibrosis

 Description:  The scholarship was established to honour Dr Leon Wescombe and his considerable talents. An alumnus of UTAS, Leon achieved first class honours in microbiology and biochemistry in 2005 when his research was published in the prestigious European Respiratory Journal. In recognition of his work, he was awarded a Best Emerging Research award in 2007. Sadly, Leon lost his life in 2010 at the age of 29, while kayaking on the Consumnes River in California. Dr Wescombe’s family and friends established the Dr Leon Wescombe Memorial Fund with the UTAS Foundation to raise donations to provide a scholarship in cystic fibrosis research at UTAS.

 Study Level:  Bachelor Degree (Honours)

 Study Fields:  Sciences

 Support Type:  Scholarship

 Offer Frequency:  Annual

 Annual Comment:  The scholarship is valued at $5,000 for 1 year if the recipient is from the Greater Hobart or Southern geographical regions of Tasmania; or $10,000 for 1 year if the recipient is from other regions within Tasmania.

 Length:  1 year(s)

 Gender:  Co-Ed

 Eligibility:  Applicants must be undertaking an honours research program at the Menzies Research Institute Tasmania in the area of cystic fibrosis.

 Study Location:  Australia – TAS: South

 Closing Date:  31 October

 Scholarship Website:  http://info.scholarships.utas.edu.au//AwardDetails.aspx?AwardId=2228(opens in new window)

Scholarship Contact Details

 Contact Title:  Tasmania Scholarship Office

 Contact Phone:  61 1300 361928

 Contact Postal Address:  Tasmania Scholarship Office, Private Bag 48, Hobart, TAS 7001 Australia

Provider Details

 Provider Name:  University of Tasmania

 Provider Phone:  61 3 62262999

 Provider Fax:  61 3 62262018

 Provider Website:  http://www.utas.edu.au (opens in new window)