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The Gowrie Scholarship derives from a fund that was set up in 1943 to maintain scholarships in perpetual memory of those Australian men and women who gave their lives for their country in the Second World War. In accordance with the Trust Deed, in awarding Gowrie Scholarships preference will be given to members of the Australian Armed Forces and their lineal descendants (including step, adopted and ex-nuptial children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren etc).
Field of study
The scholarships are open to Australian citizens who are graduates of Australian universities or a recognised institution in Australia, who have completed a Bachelor degree with Honours (AQF Level 8) or equivalent (AQF Level 9 Extended) at a recognised institution in Australia. AQF refers to the Australian Qualifications Framework.
In accordance with the Trust Deed, preference will be given to past or present members of the Australian Armed Forces (whether permanent or Reserve) and their lineal descendants. A definition of lineal descendants is available in the Conditions of award document.
Special consideration will also be given to lineal descendants of a member of the Australian Armed Forces who died as a result of any occurrence which happened while serving in the Second World War, subsequent wars or on non-warlike operations (such as peacekeeping or humanitarian operations).
In awarding the scholarships, consideration will be given not only to educational atttainments but also to the applicant's character and personality (as expressed in a statement of co-curricular engagement),their financial means, and any impact on the applicant resulting from their or their nominated forebear's service in the Armed Forces. Special consideration will be given to applicants suffering financial hardship
The scholarship is valued at $5,000.
The duration of the scholarship will be one year in the first instance. The scholarship will be tenable for up to two years at universities or other recognised research institutions, either in Australia or overseas. Successful applicants are required to re-apply if they are seeking funding for a second year, and include a progress report from their research project supervisor
How to apply
The application form is available from the "Apply now" link at the top of this page. Applications for 2018 will open on Friday 1 September 2017 and close on Thursday 25 January 2018