Peter Kenyon Scholarship Second Semester 2014

Tuesday, 4 March 2014  Features

​​​Peter Kenyon was a well-known and passionate economist, educator, media commentator and social justice advocate. He believed strongly in the value of tertiary education. Prior to Peter’s passing in February 2012 he requested a scholarship be established in his memory, to help disadvantaged postgraduate students complete their higher degree.

The 2014 Peter Kenyon Memorial Postgraduate Scholarship is valued at $30,000 and will be paid in three equal instalments. It is awarded for a period of 12 months. The Economic Society of Australia is administering the scholarship on behalf of Peter Kenyon’s widow, Jan Wright. The award of the scholarship will be by a selection committee comprising 3 academic representatives of the Economic Society’s Central Council and 2 other academics with whom Peter worked closely.

As a guide, applicants should demonstrate the following eligibility criteria:

  • Achievement of an honours degree or equivalent with outstanding results, with a research pathway or equivalent
  • Enrolment in, or plans to undertake a postgraduate degree in Economics involving a research component
  • An Australian citizen, or recipient of an Australian Permanent Residency or Humanitarian Visa
  • Enrolment, or plans to enrol as a full-time student
  • Ability to demonstrate socially or financially compelling circumstances
  • Not be in receipt of an equivalent valued award or salary to undertake the proposed program
  • Not completed a degree at the same or higher level

The closing date for applications in the present round is Friday, 16 May 2014.

​​Vist the Economic Society of Australia Central Council website to apply or ​for more information, including timeline and finalised criteria