Conservation Commission Vincent Serventy Memorial Scholarship

The Conservation Commission Vincent Serventy Memorial Scholarship was established in 2008 in recognition of the contribution to conservation and environmental education made by the late Vincent Serventy.

If you are passionate about environmental education, and are planning a Masters or Honours project that may have practical outcomes for biodiversity conservation, you should apply!


One scholarship is available.




Applications for 2017: TBA


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

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

To apply for this scholarship you must:

  • Intend to enrol full-time in an MPhil, MSc dissertations, Honours Research projects that focus on environmental Science, Marine Science or Environmental Management.
  • Have proven skills or an interest in biodiversity conservation
  • Have a history of high achievement in previous studies or professional work
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Are an Australian citizen

It is desirable that you:

  • Has completed BSc in Environmental Science, Marine Science or Environmental Management and Sustainability
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 of no more than two A4 pages
  • 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
  • A summary of your intended Honours project
  • Written reference by one or two referees who are qualified to comment on your academic progress and potential
  • Your personal statement that describes your educational and career goals, and how this scholarship will help you to achieve these goals
  • A statement that demonstrates your passion, knowledge and experience in social research or environmental education about biodiversity conservation in natural areas

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