Trillion Trees Scholarship

The Trillion Trees Scholarship in Environmental Science was established in 2002 to commemorate the work of the Trillion Trees organisation on the preservation of trees in Western Australia, and to honour the dedication of the late Shirley Fyfe to the aims and work of the organisation.

If you are intending to undertake an Honours project on a contemporary environmental issue in the field of environmental use or preservation of Western Australia's native trees, you are invited to apply!

This scholarship is available to support a student’s study for an Honours degree in the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences. It is intended for a person whose project focuses on a contemporary environmental issue associated with the health of Western Australia’s native trees in ecosystems. Some examples, where projects can be based around include remote sensing; role of invertebrate and vertebrate fauna in tree health; biology, ecology and management of pests, diseases and beneficial microorganisms; health of native trees in urban and peri-urban landscapes; and sustainable biodiversity plantings.


One scholarship is available




Opens: Monday 30 September, 2019
Closes: Sunday 01 March, 2020


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

  • $1,250 after the Semester 1 census date;
  • $1,250 after the Semester 2 census date; and
  • $500 upon the successful submission, and grading of your Honours thesis.

To apply for this scholarship you must:

  • Be intending to enrol full-time in an Honours level course within the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences at Murdoch University
  • Have a record of high achievement in previous studies or professional work
  • Are intending to conduct research into a contemporary environmental issue in the field of environmental use or preservation of Western Australia's native trees
  • Are an Australian citizen
More info:

How to apply

1 Download and complete the application form
2 Email the following documents to
  • Completed application form
  • A summary of your intended Honours project
  • The written confirmation from your proposed Honours Supervisor confirming supervision of your project
  • A personal statement of no more than two A4 pages
  • A written reference from a person qualified to comment on either your academic studies or current or past employment

What happens next?

All applications are ranked against each other in a careful assessment of the combination of each of these criteria:

  • Your overall eligibility.
  • The summary of your intended Honours project.
  • Your personal statement that describes how the scholarship will assist you in the achievement of your personal goals, academic success and planned career pathway.
  • Appropriate references by persons qualified to comment on your academic studies, OR current or past employer(s).

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