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Volunteer Scholarships

The Friends of Kings Park offer two scholarships annually, providing funding for the professional development of Kings Park volunteers.

Tom Alford Scholarship

The Tom Alford Scholarship was named in honour of our inaugural president and long time Management Committee member. Tom was President for seven years and a major driver in getting the Friends where it is today.

Up to $4000 is available for volunteers to attend conferences, travel to other botanic gardens, or undertake other professional development opportunities.

This scholarship is open to members of the Friends of Kings Park who are volunteers within Kings Park, and can be split between two or three applicants.

Applications for the Tom Alford scholarship are accepted throughout the year.

Mary-Rose Paterson Scholarship

The Mary-Rose Paterson Scholarship is in memory of Mary-Rose Paterson, who served on the Management Committee and had a great love of our unique flora.

The aim of the scholarship is to encourage volunteers to develop their capacity to raise awareness and promote Kings Park.

The Scholarship is open to all Kings Park volunteers, and is valued at $2000.

Applications for the Mary-Rose Paterson scholarship open in April each year. Applications for the 2019 round close on 7th June.

Tom Alford Scholarship

The Tom Alford Scholarship is advertised annually and open to members of the Friends of Kings Park.

  • Details of Applicant

  • Please select all groups you volunteer with.
  • Application

  • Please give details of the event/project that you wish to attend or engage in.
  • Proposed Expenditure

  • Total will be automatically calculated

Mary-Rose Paterson Scholarship

Applications for the Mary-Rose Paterson Scholarship open in April and close in June each year. Scholarship rounds are advertised in the Friends newsletter during the first quarter of each year.

  • Please select all groups you volunteer with.
  • Application

  • Please give details of the event/project that you wish to attend or engage in.
  • Proposed Expenditure

  • Total will be automatically calculated