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Scholarships & Bursaries

Don Gaffney Scholarship

Donald James Gaffney was a Bachelor of Science Honours graduate of the University of Tasmania in the late 1940s, majoring in the fields of chemistry and geology. Mr Gaffney was always supportive of women’s education, and often discussed the issue of declining number of students, in particular women studying and researching in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths. Mr Gaffney passed away in September 2014 and this scholarship is created in his memory by his family.



Available to a female student from the north-west or north of Tasmania commencing Honours or Masters (coursework or research) in the College of Sciences and Engineering at the University of Tasmania in Semester 1, 2020. Assessment will be based on academic merit and financial need.

On-going Eligibility

To retain this award, recipients undertaking Honours or Masters by coursework are required to achieve a minimum CREDIT result in all units studied each semester. Recipients undertaking Masters by research are required to maintain satisfactory performance in the opinion of their supervisory team and per the rules stipulated by the University's Graduate Research Office.


$25,000 per year


Up to two years

Closing Date

31 October 2019


Applicants should apply online and forward a copy of the referee's report to two referees. All potential honours students should make contact with the Honours Coordinator in their discipline to discuss interests and options.

Referee's Report for Honours and Postgraduate applicants (DOC, 1115kb)
Provide an electronic copy of this report to each of your two referees (hons and postgrad applicants only).

Application status

Closed. Successful applicant/s advised.