Tom Lyons Honours Scholarship

The Tom Lyons Honours scholarship was established by the Lyons Family and other generous donors in memory of Emeritus Professor Tom Lyons who enjoyed a distinguished 40-year career at Murdoch University. He was among the very first faculty to be involved in establishing the Environmental Science degree at Murdoch and led the atmospheric science and air pollution meteorology components of the program.

Should you wish to make a donation to the Tom Lyons Honours scholarship fund or request further information, please contact Zoe Zammit at or 08 9360 6211.

Lyons Family
No. of Scholarships:
Duration of Award:
1 year
Level of study:
  • Honours
Semester Availability:
  • Semester 1
Study Area:
  • Environmental and Conservation Sciences


To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident, NZ Citizen or International Student
  • be enrolled in a minimum of 6 points (part-time) in an honours course in the Environmental and Conservation Science discipline. Priority will be given to students doing a project related to "Atmospheric and Climate Science".
  • have a record of high achievement in previous studies and/or professional work, whether or not related to the proposed field of study in your honours course
  • financial and/or personal hardship might also be considered

How to Apply

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

Required Documents

This scholarship requires you to provide the following documents: 

  • completed application form
  • a personal statement (of no more than one A4 page) 
  • a summary of your intended honours project (of no more than one A4 page)
  • written confirmation from your proposed honours supervisor confirming supervision of the project
  • evidence of academic performance
  • a written reference from a person qualified to comment on either your academic studies or current or past employment

Payment Method

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

  • $3,500 in week 7 or 8 of the semester you are awarded
  • $3,500 in week 7 or 8 of the consecutive second semester
  • $1,000 upon the successful completion and grading of your Honours thesis

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