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The Jean Galbraith Memorial Rotary Scholarship in Environmental Science Guidelines (Latrobe City Trust)

Applications are currently closed.

Scholarship Application Guidelines

Latrobe City Trust will invite applications on an annual basis for the awarding of the Jean Galbraith Memorial Rotary Scholarship in Environmental Science. The award has been established to commemorate the life and work of the botanist and writer Jean Galbraith, who lived in Tyers for most of her life until her death early in 1999.

The award provides a grant of $500 for each year of studies, intended to assist with purchase of course materials or with field work costs. Normally, one award will be made in each year, although the Latrobe City Trust reserves the right to make more than one award, or no award, in any given year. The Scholarship is tenable for a period of two (2) years, subject to a satisfactory academic performance review after one year. It may be extended for a further year or alternatively offered for one (1) year only in the case of a student undertaking their final year in conservation biology or an honours year of full-time study in a relevant field.


Applicants will have completed at least the first year of a university science-orientated degree course, including first year biology, with very good results. They will be children of Latrobe City residents or have completed at least two years of their secondary education within the municipality and/or be enrolled or intending to enrol at Federation University Gippsland. They will be continuing with full-time studies in botany, ecology or conservation of natural resources. The intention of the Trust is to support students majoring in areas broadly related to the scientific interests of the late Jean Galbraith. Preference may be given to applicants planning to undertake field studies based in, or relevant to, the Gippsland region.


Applications should include certified copies of academic transcripts, a detailed statement of how planned studies meet the objectives of the scholarship and the name of one academic referee who may be contacted by the scholarship award panel. Short-listed applicants may be invited for interview.

Awards will be decided by the Latrobe City Trust, upon the recommendations of a panel appointed by the Trust, which may include a nominee of the Latrobe Valley Field Naturalists Club Inc. and a professional scientist with expertise in relevant fields.

How to Lodge an Application

Applications are lodged through SmartyGrants

Applications are currently closed.

Scholarship Enquiries

Please contact the Governance Officer – Trust, on 0428 031 350 or

SmartyGrants Enquires

Please contact the Grants Officer on 0428 661 071 or


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