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Jenny Liney Tertiary Scholarship now open

Jenny Liney Tertiary Scholarship are now open for applications for the 2020 academic year and are to be submitted by 5pm on Friday, October 30, 2020.

The annual scholarship of up to $5000, funded by Friends of the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden through donations and fund-raising activities, supports students from the Eurobodalla Shire who commence or are continuing tertiary studies in a field related to the natural sciences such as botany, horticulture, conservation or environmental studies. The scholarship recognises the contribution of Jenny Liney OAM to the development and maintenance of the Wallace Herbarium housed at the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden.

Jenny’s role as voluntary coordinator of the herbarium over a period of many years has ensured the herbarium continues as an important scientific collection of specimen plants from the Eurobodalla region.

Scholarship recipients will be encouraged to maintain a relationship with the Botanic Garden through sharing their learning with the Friends and staff of the Garden as appropriate.

Term of the scholarship

The scholarship is awarded on an annual basis for a period of one year. Recipients of the scholarship are eligible to apply for the scholarship in subsequent years provided they are continuing studies in a relevant discipline at tertiary level.

At the discretion of the Selection Committee a number of partial scholarships may be awarded. Where no suitable candidates apply the Committee may decide not to grant a scholarship in any particular year.

Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for the scholarship are as follows:

  1. A student commencing or continuing a post-secondary qualification in a field of the natural sciences.

  2. Resident of Eurobodalla Shire at some point within the previous five years.

  3. A commitment to environmental conservation, research, or environmental education objectives.

  4. Demonstrated academic success at secondary school (for commencing students) and successful progress within study program (for continuing or higher-level students).

In the event that a scholarship awardee fails to commence their studies after being awarded a scholarship, the scholarship will be forfeited.

Payment process

The scholarship will be payable in three amounts. ($2000, $2000 and $1000). The first payment is subject to confirmation of enrolment. The second payment will be subject to successful completion of the first semester of study. The final payment will be subject to the successful completion of the second semester of study. Payments will be made directly to a nominated bank account.

Applications

Applications for the 2020 academic year are to be submitted to the Secretary, Friends of Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden by 5pm on Friday, October 30, 2020.

The attached application form must be completed and forwarded by email (preferred) together with any supporting documentation (academic results etc) to friends@erbg.org.au.

Applications and supporting documentation may also be mailed to:

PO Box 1068 Batemans Bay 2536 marked Jenny Liney Scholarship.

Late applications will not be accepted.

APPLICANTS MUST PROVIDE DETAILS OF THREE REFEREES WITH THEIR APPLICATION.

Selection of successful scholarship awardee/s

A Scholarship Committee of the Friends of the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden will assess applications and determine the successful scholarship awardee/s. Shortlisted candidates for a scholarship will be interviewed by the selection committee in October.

Privacy

All applications will be administered in accordance with privacy legislation. No information provided by applicants will be used for a purpose other than the assessment of the application for a scholarship or for administration of the scholarship. Applications will be destroyed following the selection process.

Enquiries

Enquiries regarding the scholarship including the selection process should be directed to the Secretary, Friends of Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden at friends@erbg.org.au.

Download the application form (PDF, 177kb)

Volunteering at the Botanic Gardens

Members of the community are invited to join the many volunteers who continue to maintain and improve this community facility.

Volunteers assist in all aspects of the work including welcoming visitors, garden and track maintenance, plant propagation, and construction.

Volunteer activities at the Gardens

Volunteers are involved in most aspects of work at the ERBG and no matter what your skills, there is a part for you to play in developing the Gardens. The work to be done includes:

  • Visitor Services Meeting and greeting visitors, giving out information, selling plants and souvenirs, assisting in education programs and guided walks.

  • In the Gardens Planting, pruning, weeding, mulching, mowing, landscaping, track work and fencing constructing and maintaining paths, signs, bridges and furniture.

  • In the nursery Propagating, growing, collecting seeds and cuttings, data entry.

  • Fundraising Sausage sizzles, helping at special events, making jams and pickles Assist in education programs for schools.

  • In the Herbarium Collecting, pressing, storing and data entry.

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