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 or third year of the Bachelor of Agriculture, who can demonstrate financial need and is from a rural area.

Award value

Up to $3500

Duration: one year

Number Available: 2


To be eligible for this Scholarship you must:

  • be enrolled in full-time study in the Bachelor of Agriculture
  • be planning or enrolled in the Dookie Semester option in your second or third year of study in the relevant year of bestowal. You will be required to be enrolled in at least 37.5 points at the Dookie campus.
  • meet the rural student classification

Selection criteria

Selection is based on:

  • demonstrated financial need.
  • academic merit

Students must submit an online Student Financial Assessment form and applications will be assessed and ranked by Scholarships & Bursaries (University Services) using the Student Financial Assessment process.

How to apply

Applications open: 1 January 2021

Applications close: 7 March 2021

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