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 undertaking agricultural studies at Dookie Campus in their second year of the Bachelor of Agriculture, who can demonstrate financial need and is from a rural area.

Scholarship Value

Up to $4000*

Duration: one year

* based on 2018 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 the Bachelor of Agriculture and studying full time at Dookie Campus in Semester 2, 2019
  • be able to demonstrate financial need
  • meet the rural student criteria

How to apply

Applicants must provide demonstration of socioeconomic/financial hardship

Applicants should include a statement of no more than 200 words that details the socioeconomic/financial hardship. The table below shows the types of additional documentation that can also be used to support your application. Please note that the applicant's family name and address must be on the documentation.

Centrelink Benefits/PaymentsY 
Family Tax Benefit AY 
Official LettersYY
Statutory DeclarationsYY
Medical Certificates Y
Medical Letters/References Y

Rural/Regional Status

A rural or isolated area is defined as an area with a Remote Areas (ASGC-RA) Australian Standard Geographic Classification of: RA2 – Inner Regional, RA3 – Outer Regional, RA4 – Remote, or RA5 – Very Remote. The Department of Health and Ageing uses this categorisation system for a number of programs related to medical practice in Australia. You can check the classification of your rural or isolated address on the Department of Health and Ageing website.

You are eligible to apply if:

  • your permanent residential address is in an area with a classification of RA2 or higher

Applications for this scholarship fall outside of the main round of scholarship applications. It usually opens around April when the Faculty is asking students to confirm their interest in the Dookie semester.

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