05 December 2014

Borthwick Scholarships applications are now open

The Wallaby Creek Forest

One scholarship funded the examination of why clusters of old-growth trees in the iconic 300-year-old Wallaby Creek Forest survived the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.

Each year the Victorian Environment Assessment Council (VEAC) helps students undertake research on issues regarding public land, and kick start their careers, with the multidisciplinary annual Borthwick scholarships.

The scholarships assist with some of the costs of research for students undertaking Honours, Masters or PhD research relating to public land in Victoria in the fields of natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, economics or politics.

The scholarships were first announced in March 2011 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first meeting of the Land Conservation Council (LCC). They honour the vision of the Hon. Bill Borthwick, Victoria’s first Minister for Conservation and Deputy Premier from 1981 to 1982, and a central figure in establishing the LCC to advise government on the use of Victoria’s public land.

Applications for the scholarships are now open and will close 5 pm 5 March 2015.

To apply or for more information, visit Victorian Environmental Assessment Council.

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