Alan Blakney Memorial Scholarship


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.

This scholarship could assist a student commencing agricultural studies in the Diploma of General Studies at Dookie Campus, who can demonstrate financial need and is from a rural area, with study and living expenses.

Scholarship Value

Up to $4000* 

Duration: one year

* based on 2017 award


To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • be an Australian citizen, Permanent Resident or the holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • be enrolled in, or enrolled to commence study in the Diploma of General Studies 
  • be able to demonstrate financial need 
  • meet the rural student criteria

Terms & Conditions


Annual payments are paid in two instalments, after the semester one and semester two census dates.
Amounts are payable on a pro-rata basis if enrolment is less than full time*.

* Full-time enrolment constitutes at least 37.5 points in one half-year period.


Recipients are expected to attend an award ceremony. Failure to attend (without extenuating circumstances) may result in cancellation of the scholarship.

Students are expected to maintain ‘good standing’ in their course. This means not being identified as at risk of, or making, unsatisfactory progress.

How to apply

  • Applications open: Mid-December 2017
  • Applications close: 3 March 2018

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