GSA/Playford Trust :GSA/Playford Trust Honours Scholarship in Earth Sciences

Opening Date: 19-11-2018   Closing Date: 18-01-2019  

The Playford Trust was established by the South Australian Government to perpetuate the memory of our State’s longest serving Premier through supporting young South Australians in their research training and development. Their strategic objective is to support South Australians to develop the research and skill base required to advance areas of strategic importance for the State that reflect the key interests of Sir Thomas Playford.
The Geological Society of Australia is the premier Australian geoscience society, established as a non-profit learned organisation in 1952 to promote, advance and support Earth Sciences in Australia.  Members come from minerals and petroleum industries, government departments, research and education institutions and consultancy groups.
The Playford Trust, in partnership with the South Australian Division of the Geological Society of Australia (GSA), offers a $5000 scholarship annually to an outstanding student entering a full-time Honours year in earth sciences at a South Australian university.
Nominations for the GSA Honours Earth Sciences Scholarship are sought directly from students or from the three universities for the consideration of the Trust.
To be eligible for consideration students must:
  • Be undertaking full time Honours in Earth Sciences at any one of the three universities.
  • Be Australian citizens or a holder of a permanent resident visa, and are South Australian residents who are likely to spend a significant part of their career in South Australia or are likely to provide a benefit to the State.
  • Be a are high achiever, with an excellent undergraduate academic record.
  • Be of good character with preference given to students that display leadership potential.
The student’s supervisor or an academic referee such as the dean of school, head of department or senior lecturer is required to comment about the student’s achievements, character and leadership potential.
Students are encouraged to be members of the GSA.
Students who wish to be considered for nomination to the GSA Playford Trust Honours Scholarship in Earth Sciences: Honours Scholarship Program should address each of the above-mentioned selection criteria by completing the application form below.
Submissions should be directed to the Playford Trust by the 18 January 2019.
The Trust reserves the right to accept or reject any or all of the nominations. In consultation with the GSA-SA Division, the Trust will make the final selection.
Scholarship Type: honours, academic merit,