The George Lansell Memorial Scholarship was established by Mrs Edith Lansell in commemoration of her late husband, George Lansell, who was a mining pioneer and largely responsible for introducing the diamond drill to quartz mining in Australia. George was famous in his hometown of Bendigo for his tireless efforts to maintain the mining industry to provide employment and was a strong supporter of local charities.
This scholarship is open to students in the Melbourne School of Engineering or Faculty of Science undertaking a higher degree by research in the field related to mining and metallurgy. The preference is for scholarship to be awarded to assist in the funding of field work, however it could also be granted as a living stipend.
Applications will be assessed on the following criteria:
- Quality of the proposal and its relevance to the field of mining
- Academic merit of the applicant
- Proposed budget
2017 applications are now closed.