Queensland Growth Scholarship Awards open

Friday 24 Mar 2023

The idea of applying for a scholarship may seem overwhelming. However, TQ’s Growth Scholarship program aims to make it a simple, accessible and fair process. You don’t need to be a forest scientist to apply – but if you are you can apply too!

Open to early career professionals (18 – 45 years) who reside in Queensland, Growth Scholarships provide financial assistance (e.g., cost of course/fees, travel, time away from a job) for a learning project.

A learning project can include informal and formal experiences and innovation learnings, such as assistance with on-the-job training, short courses, study tours, components/units of formal qualifications, attendance at conferences and events, short term work placements and/or secondments to gain experience.

With Awards ranging from AU$10, 000 to $2,500 you can think big and suggest an overseas study tour or consider doing a short course to help you improve your knowledge and advance your career prospects.

Timber Queensland’s Strategic Relations Manager Clarissa Brandt said the inaugural program invited early and mid-career professionals and skilled workers to submit details of a proposed learning project that would enhance their career and benefit local industry.

“To have a timber engineer, an operations and production worker, a forester and a forest scientist receive awards met one of the goals that Timber Queensland and Michael Kennedy, CEO of Scholarship Foundation Partner Kennedy’s Timber, put in place for the Awards,” said Clarissa Brandt.

“We strongly encouraged people working in forestry and wood processing and manufacturing operations to apply and advance their careers, just as we encouraged those in forest science and technical development to make an application,” she said.

Recipient of the inaugural Kennedy’s Timber Award Adam Faircloth, a Research Engineer at the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries has recently returned from a study tour across Australia and New Zealand to gain insights into perceived challenges, R&D opportunities, and current achievements in the field of vibroacoustic assessment.

The 2023 - 2024 Growth Scholarship applications open on 28 March and close on 30 June. The awards on offer are the Kennedy's Timber Award - AU$10 000, HQPlantations Award - AU$5,000, AKD Award - AU$5,000 and the DTM Timber Award - AU$2,500.

Photo: 2022 – 2023 Growth Scholarship Winners. Top Row L-R Brendan Foster, HQPlantations. Adam Faircloth, Queensland Department of Agriculture & Fisheries Bottom Row L-R Dr Chandan Kumar, Queensland Department of Agriculture & Fisheries.

Darcy Oborne, AKD.

Source: Timber Queensland

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