Harry Perkins Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Details

 Provider Name:  Curtin University

 Scholarship Name:  Harry Perkins Memorial Scholarship

 Description:  The scholarship recognises Harry Perkins, the Chancellor of Curtin University from 1996-2002. During that period, he played a key role in forging international and local business and government partnerships, including negotiations with the Sarawak Government to set up Curtin’s first offshore campus in Miri, East Malaysia. Harry Perkins’ 45-year career commenced in his birthplace of Bruce Rock in Western Australia as a farmer, and expanded to the boardroom of WA’s largest company, Wesfarmers, where he was chairman for 16 years. Harry also held many other key positions including, board positions with the Country Medical Foundation, Sir Charles Gardner Hospital and the WA Institute for Medical Research. He was appointed an Officer of Order of Australia for his service to primary industry, tertiary education and the community in 2001 and Curtin’s Council agreed to confer upon him the degree of Honorary Doctor of Technology in October 2002.

 Study Level:  Bachelor Degree (Pass)

 Study Fields:  General

 Support Type:  Equity Scholarship

 Offer Frequency:  Annual

 Annual Amount:  $3,000

 Annual Comment:  The scholarship is valued at approximately $3,000 per year for the normal expected duration of the course.

 Length:  4 year(s)

 Gender:  Co-Ed

 Eligibility:  Applicants must: be Australian or New Zealand citizens, Australian permanent residents or permanent humanitarian visa holders; be from a regional and/or remote area; demonstrate financial hardship; have selected Curtin University as a first or second preference through TISC to undertake an undergraduate degree; be undertaking the first semester of their first undergraduate degree at Curtin University; and be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported place.

 Target Group:  Educational disadvantage, Rural and isolated area resident

 Study Location:  Australia – WA: Perth Metropolitan WA: Goldfields WA: Great Southern WA: Midwest-Gascoyne WA: Pilbara WA: South West

 Closing Date:  End November

 Number Per Year:  30

Scholarship Contact Details

 Contact Department:  Coursework Scholarships Office

 Contact Phone:  61 8 92662992

 Contact Email:  scholarships@curtin.edu.au

 Contact Postal Address:  GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845 Australia

Provider Details

 Provider Name:  Curtin University

 Provider Phone:  61 8 92663399

 Provider Fax:  61 8 92664108

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