Alan Blakney Memorial Scholarship

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Key scholarship details

Application status

Not open yet

Applications open

1 May 2024

Applications close

13 May 2024

Benefit amount

Up to $2,500

Eligible study level


Eligible student type

Domestic students

Eligible study stage

Current study

Benefit duration



The Alan Blakney Memorial Scholarship was established with a gift from Mrs Lorna Waller to commemorate her brother Alan Blakney, and is offered to students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Agriculture at Dookie Campus.

About the donor

The Alan Blakney Memorial Scholarship was established by Mrs Lorna Waller to commemorate her brother Alan Blakney (1919-83), who attended the Dookie campus and graduated in 1940. During WWII, he served in the airforce and won the Distinguished Flying Cross. He took up a soldier settlement farm in northern Tasmania and later near Hobart, eventually settling and farming in Western Australia.


The scholarship provides a one-off payment of $2500 (depending on the available annual income from the gift).


Up to $2,500




Approximately 2

Eligibility and selection criteria


To be considered for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be living or have lived in a regional or remote area of Australia
  • Be enrolled in the Bachelor of Agriculture (or its successor)
  • Have completed a minimum of 100 credit points of study
  • Be enrolled or be planning to enrol in at least 37.5 points of study (second year students) or at least 25 points of study (third year students) in the Dookie Semester option

Selection criteria

The scholarship is offered to the student(s) ranked highest by the selection panel based on their personal statement. Preference is given to students who have demonstrated financial need. Other scholarships received by students will be taken into consideration.


Students must be enrolled in at least 37.5 credit points if in their second year, or at least 25 credit points if enrolled in their third year, at the Dookie campus.

Study level:


Student type:

Domestic students

Study stage type:

Current study

Study area:

Agricultural and veterinary sciences

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How to apply

You must submit an application and include a personal statement addressing:
-The educational benefit of studying at Dookie
-Details of financial need including supporting documents

When will I know the outcome?

  • Round 1 (Jan-March applications): May-July
  • Round 2 (June-August applications): September-October
  • Future Rounds - TBC
Submit an application


Not open yet

Applications open:

1 May 2024

Applications close:

13 May 2024

The information listed here is subject to change without notice. Where we have listed information about jointly run scholarships programs, please also see our partners' websites. Information describing the number and value of scholarships awarded is indicative.

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