This scholarship is awarded annually for academic excellence to a student studying Molecular and Cell Biology at the third year level. It is named for Professor James Burnell, a long-standing member of the Academic Group who both taught at the undergraduate level extensively and mentored many Honours students. Professor Burnell retired in 2014. The Scholarship will consist of financial support for a single year of tuition at the Honours level, if taken within a laboratory of the Molecular and Cell Biology Academic Group. This scholarship is subject to the provisions of James Cook University’s Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy.
|Student Type||Undergraduate, final year|
|Area of Study||Molecular and Cell Biology|
If all the below statements describe you and your current situation, you can apply for this scholarship:
If you are a successful applicant of this scholarship you will receive $9,050, in two equal instalments after the census date of Study Period 1 and Study Period 2.
*This amount for 2017 is equal to the Commonwealth supported student contribution amount for 24 credit points of Molecular and Cell Biology subjects.
All students who meet the eligibility criteria will be considered.
The scholarship will be awarded to the student who has the highest total mark of all third year students studying third level subjects in Molecular and Cell Biology, calculated as the sum of their best two final marks in Molecular and Cell Biology subjects.
The Academic Group reserves the right not to make an award. Only one award will be made per year. Final determination will rest with the Selection Committee.
Where two nominees are considered to have equal weighting, the Selection Committee shall give consideration to the merit of the nominees’ Honours proposal.
Please read the Scholarship Rules carefully to ensure you meet the requirements and have provided all the necessary information required.
This scholarship is awarded annually for academic excellence to a student studying Molecular and Cell Biology at the third year level.
It is named for Professor James Burnell, a long-standing member of the Molecular and Cell Biology Academic Group who taught extensively at the undergraduate level and mentored many Honours students. Professor Burnell retired in 2014. This scholarship is subject to the provisions of James Cook University’s Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy.
The value of the scholarship shall be $9,050 paid in two equal instalments after the census dates of Study period 1 and Study period 2.
The James Burnell Molecular and Cell Biology Scholarship shall be open to competition among nominees who:
The Selection Criteria are:
Students do not need to apply for this Scholarship. All students who meet the eligibility criteria will be considered.
The award of the scholarship shall be made in the absolute discretion of the Selection Committee, which shall comprise:
Three members shall form a quorum.
The Selection Committee reserves the right not to award a Scholarship in any year
The Selection Committee will determine all matters relating to the selection of the Scholarship recipient.
Suspension or Termination of the Scholarship
The scholarship is owned by the Molecular and Cell Biology Academic Group and shall be administered by the Scholarships Office, on behalf of the Selection Committee.
The funds of the scholarship shall be held in an account in the name of the University and shall be administered by the officer of the University charged with administering the scholarship.
The Selection Committee reserves the right to withdraw or suspend the scholarship at any time.
Unless there appears a contrary intention in these rules:
“academic institution” includes University, Technical and Further Education College, private education provider, secondary school and any other institution that undertakes teaching or research
“award” means the scholarship, bursary or grant
Scholarships for the purpose of these guidelines exclude scholarships for project and stipend support of research higher degree students.