AJ Parker Memorial Scholarship

Alan James (Jim) Parker was appointed as a foundation professor at Murdoch University in 1974, a post he held until his untimely death in 1982. Much of his work involved understanding and developing the science of disparate areas of chemistry. His research into non-aqueous hydrometallurgy and storage of electrical energy are today seen as novel and visionary.

The AJ Parker Scholarship in Chemistry, Mineral Science or Science Education is available to students who have completed the WACE, or equivalent examination, since 2007.


One scholarship is available, once every two years. Next available in 2020.




Not available in 2019

Open: TBA October 2019
Closes: TBA in March 2020


Payments will be made directly in to the successful recipient's nominated bank account, in the following instalments:

  • $1,000 after the relevant semester census date
  • $1,000 after the relevant semester census date

These payments are subject to acceptance and ongoing compliance with the terms and conditions.


To apply for this scholarship you must:

  • Be intending to enrol, or are you a first year student enrolled full-time in the Bachelor degree program of Chemistry and/or Mineral Science;* and
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.
More info:

*students enrolled in a Bachelor of Secondary Education with a double major in Chemistry and/or Mineral Science are welcome to apply

How to apply

1 Download and complete the application form
2 Email the following documents to scholarships@murdoch.edu.au
  • Completed application form
  • Copies of school reports for Years 11 and 12
  • ATAR ranking (if applicable)
  • Centrelink Income Statement - please attach the most recent statement OR Tax Notice of Assessment
  • Evidence of Acceptance into Murdoch University
  • A personal statement of no more than 500 words describing why you should be considered for this scholarship

What happens next?

The scholarship will be awarded to the student with the best academic record on completion of secondary schooling or on admission to the University as determined by the AJ Parker Scholarship Committee.

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