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Scholarships & Bursaries

Whitehead Family Honours Scholarship

This scholarship is provided by the generosity of a Tasmanian-born businessman to support a place-based research project relevant to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), facilitated through the Highland Conservation Pty Ltd and Cape Herbert Pty Ltd agricultural properties.



Available to a student who is commencing an honours degree in any discipline within the College of Sciences and Engineering in Semester 1, 2023.

The successful recipient will be encouraged to complete the research component of their honours project on site at one of the following properties:

Highland Conservation Pty Ltd, Gunns Plains (North West Tasmania)

Highland Conservation Pty Ltd, Cockatoo Hills (Tasmanian Central Highlands)

Cape Herbert Pty Ltd, Okehampton (South East Tasmania)

Selection will be based on academic merit and on the suitability of the proposed Honours project in relation to the properties mentioned above. It is recommended applicants discuss their proposed honours project with their supervisor prior to submitting their application. Applicants and supervisors are required to ensure that the research can be designed to be completed at one of the listed properties.

On-going Eligibility

To retain this award, recipients are required to achieve a minimum Pass result in all units studied each semester.




One year

Closing Date

28 Feb 2023


Applicants should apply online. All potential honours students should make contact with the Honours Coordinator in their discipline to discuss interests and options.

Application status

Closed. Not awarded.