Lieutenant Colonel Harry Murray VC Honours Scholarship

Scholarship Details

 Provider Name:  University of Tasmania

 Scholarship Name:  Lieutenant Colonel Harry Murray VC Honours Scholarship

 Description:  These scholarships are named after the late Lieutenant Colonel Harry Murray, VC. Born in Evandale in 1880, Harry Murray became the most highly decorated ordinary allied soldier in the Great War. He enlisted in 1914, served in Gallipoli and on the Western Front in France, and by wars’ end had been awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery. He re-enlisted in World War II and served until he was discharged in 1944. Harry died in 1966 aged 85. To allow Tasmania’s military legacy to be better recognised and to honour the efforts of Lieutenant Colonel Harry Murray, the Minister for Veterans Affairs has agreed to fund 2 honours scholarships which would examine aspects of Tasmanians’ involvement in war.

 Study Level:  Bachelor Degree (Honours)

 Study Fields:  Humanities & Social Sciences, Psychology

 Subjects:  Australian history, Military History

 Support Type:  Scholarship

 Offer Frequency:  Annual

 Annual Amount:  $5,000

 Annual Comment:  The scholarship is valued at $5,000 for 1 year.

 Length:  1 year(s)

 Gender:  Co-Ed

 Eligibility:  Applicants must: be in their final year of undergraduate study; and intend to undertake an honours year of study in a discipline where the focus of study for their thesis examines an issue related to Tasmanians at war. Students from various disciplines such as sociology, psychology, political science, philosophy, etc are encouraged to apply provided their thesis topic is believed relevant.

 Study Location:  Australia – TAS: North TAS: South

 Closing Date:  31 October

 Number Per Year:  2

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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

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