Banksia Association Honours Scholarship

The Banksia Association is a special group of individuals who have made an impact on Murdoch University during its 38 year history. Banksia Association members include past external members of the University Senate, individuals who have been awarded Honorary Degrees, Emeritus Professors and others who are passionate about Murdoch University and Higher Education.

The Banksia Association Honours Scholarship was established in 2008 to encourage our highest achieving students to continue their education at Murdoch University by providing them with financial assistance during their Honours year.


One scholarship is available




Opens: Tuesday 1st October 2019
Closes: Monday 27th July, 2020 9:00am (WST)


Subject to the ongoing acceptance and compliance with the terms and conditions of the scholarship, payment will be made in the following installments:

  • $6,000 after the Semester 1 census date;
  • $6,000 after the Semester 2 census date; and
  • $3,000 upon the successful submission, and grading of your Honours thesis.

To apply for this scholarship you must be:

  • Currently enrolled, or intending to enrol, in an Honours course full-time at Murdoch University in either Semester 1 or Semester 2 of 2020
  • Have a record of high achievement in previous studies and/or professional work, whether or not related to the proposed field of study in the candidate’s Honours
  • Be a person who is experiencing challenges in undertaking the Honours project that could be usefully offset by the assistance of a Banksia scholarship
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be available to attend an awards ceremony held by the Banksia Association
More info:

Please be aware that while this is a merit-based scholarship, personal and financial hardship may still be considered by the panel.

How to apply

1 Download and save the application form.
2 Complete the form and save it under your name.
3 Email the following documents to
  • Completed application form
  • A personal statement of no more than one A4 page
  • A summary of your intended Honours project of no more than one A4 page
  • The written confirmation from your proposed Honours Supervisor confirming supervision of your project
  • Evidence of academic or work performance

What happens next?

All applications are ranked against each other in a careful assessment of the combination of each of the required criteria.

Applicants will be contacted by the Scholarships Office via the email address registered in MyInfo.