The Mike Schultz Memorial Biodiversity Scholarship

This scholarship is in memory of Mike Schultz, Mike was devoted to protecting our natural environment. This scholarship continues his work by inspiring the next generation of budding conservationists, naturalists, and environmentalists in their pursuit of knowledge.

Peel Harvey Catchment Council
No. of Scholarships:
Duration of Award:
1 year
Level of study:
  • Honours
  • Postgraduate
Semester Availability:
  • Semester 1
Study Area:
  • Science


To apply for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident
  • students must demonstrate academic achievement and a commitment to following a career in the field of biodiversity
  • Students must be enrolled in a Science honours or Masters within the field of Biodiversity at Murdoch University:
    • Honours: Animal Science, Animal Health, Biological Science, Conservation & Wildlife Biology, Environmental Management & Sustainability, Environmental Science, Marine Science
    • Master: Environmental Science
  • Preference will be given to applicants from areas covered by the Peel-Harvey catchment area, and/or to applicants undertaking a thesis within a Peel-Harvey catchment area, and/or to applicants that can demonstrate a strong connection to the Peel Harvey catchment area.

How to Apply

Complete the online application form below and attach the required documents by the closing date. 

Required Documents

This scholarship requires you to provide the following documents:

  • completed application form
  • supporting documentation such as transcripts and reference/s
  • personal statement of 300 words maximum outlining:
    • your commitment to following a career in the field of biodiversity
    • your academic achievement
    • how the scholarship will assist you to be successful in your studies
    • your link to Peel Harvey region where applicable

Payment Method

Payments will be made directly into your nominated bank account in the following instalments:

  • $2,500 in week 7 or 8 of the semester you are awarded
  • $2,500 in week 7 or 8 of the consecutive second semester

These payments are subject to acceptance and ongoing compliance with the terms and conditions.