This scholarship commemorates James Backhouse and George Washington Walker, Quaker missionaries to Van Diemenís Land, and James Backhouse Walker, Tasmanian lawyer, scientist and historian, and vice-chancellor of the University of Tasmania.
Available to a student undertaking an honours project in History. Preference will be given to a student working on the history of the Quakers or the life and times of James Backhouse Walker, and making use of the resources of the University of Tasmania Libraryís Special Collections. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the applicant's academic record in History and the quality of application. The offer will be conditional upon the recipient enrolling in History Honours in 2012 and establishing a viable project.
To retain this award, recipients are required to achieve a minimum Pass result in all units studied each semester.
31 October 2011
Applicants should apply online at Scholarships and Bursaries, and forward a copy of the Referee's Report for Honours and Postgraduate applicants (Word 174KB) to two referees. All potential honours students should make contact with the Honours Coordinator in their discipline to discuss interests and options.
For more information contact either Dr Stefan Petrow on +61 3 6226 2304 or Professor Michael Bennett on +61 3 6226 2302.
Authorised by the Acting Head of School, Humanities
5 December, 2011