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Trent Williams Memorial Sea Shepherd Access Scholarship

University of Tasmania Access Scholarships are made possible through the generous support of donors to the University of Tasmania.

The 'Trent Williams Memorial Sea Shepherd Scholarship' has been created to honour Trent's life and share in his passion for the ocean with a future ocean advocate. Trent was a passionate and dedicated Sea Shepherd volunteer for over 9 years who passed away suddenly in 2022 due to a tragic diving incident. Trent was a leader, an educator and an ambassador for the ocean. In early 2022, Trent had enrolled in his first university course and was excited to learn more about marine conservation.



Available to a commencing student studying a Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science at the University of Tasmania in Semester 1, 2023. Selection will be based on demonstration of financial need. Preference may be given to students who are interested in pursuing a major in marine biology; marine resource management or oceanography.

On-going Eligibility

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


$6,000 per annum

An additional $2,000 will be offered to assist with costs associated with starting a university degree.


Up to three years

Closing Date

31 October 2022


Apply online prior to closing date. Applications cannot be submitted after closing date. As applicants will be assessed on the quality of application, all questions should be answered in full. Please ensure care is taken with spelling and grammar.

Application status

Closed. Successful applicant/s advised.