Honours, Awards and Bursaries Committee
Our Society now has the opportunity to offer up to three or four bursaries per year for Tasmanian students who have been selected to attend an overseas science, engineering or mathematics peak activity having attended a similar one in Australia. The amount of each bursary will be in the order of $1000.
We have always supported the youth in the Tasmanian community and this bursary scheme is a further step.
Typically a Tasmanian student at the end of Grade 11 may be chosen to attend a ‘summer school’ in one of the sciences or a combination, such as “The National Youth Science Forum” or “The Australian Mathematics Olympiad”. Following those events, a handful are recommended or chosen to represent Australia and attend an international equivalent. It is those youngsters that we wish to assist. In the past we actually have helped a number, but a recent announcement to several peak organisations brings the name and status of the Royal Society to the forefront in the school communities.
The Royal Society of Tasmania is offering financial support for Tasmanian students selected to attend international events in science, mathematics or engineering.
Applicants will be encouraged to forward one or two pages to the Society about their experience at the specific summer school (or similar) and aspirations of further study or even work choices.
In addition, a copy of the official invitation to attend the overseas science/mathematics event is essential. To support the application the appropriate teacher at school needs to write a supportive letter.
Dr John G. Thorne AM